Colorado at Calgary

Phaneuf provides goal, assist as Flames singe Avs


CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames cured their ailing power play by focusing on the basics.

Dion Phaneuf had a goal and an assist and the Flames scored three power-play goals in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

Jarome Iginla, Roman Hamrlik, and former Avalanche standout Alex Tanguay also scored for Calgary, which ranked 26th in the league in power-play percentage coming into the game. The Flames went 3-for-5 on the power play and also scored just one second after another man advantage expired.

"We were getting away from the things that we do well," said Matthew Lombardi, who scored one of the power-play goals. "Tonight, we got back to doing those little things like getting pucks through, having guys in front, picking up rebounds, and taking pucks to the net."

Paul Stastny and Wojtek Wolski had third-period goals for the Avalanche. Jose Theodore finished with 32 saves.

"When you're playing within your division, that's four points that we just lost," Stastny said. "Now we have to forget about that and look forward to Edmonton (Thursday night)."

Miikka Kiprusoff had 23 stops for the Flames.

Iginla's first-period goal put Calgary in front 1-0 and Stastny and Brett Clark were whistled for minor penalties early in the second to give the Flames a 5-on-3 power play. Phaneuf then beat Theodore with a drive from the blue line at 3:15, making it 2-0.

Lombardi knocked in Chuck Kobasew's rebound 1:25 later for another power-play tally for the Flames.

"It was a good night on the power play," Iginla said. "We were moving it better and creating more time and space for everybody. We knew this was a huge game for us."

Calgary led 4-0 in the third when Stastny scored 59 seconds into the period with the Avalanche enjoying a two-man advantage.

"They got the momentum on the power play then they scored those two goals in less than two minutes there and that's really hard," Wolski said.


  • Kiprusoff's 77th career victory with the Flames moves him past Phil Myre into fourth for most wins with the franchise.
  • Calgary LW Jeff Friesen has gone 35 games without a goal.
  • Former Flame Jordan Leopold, recovering from hernia surgery, is expected to make his Colorado debut Saturday night in Vancouver.
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Colorado goalie Jose Theodore reacts after Jarome Iginla knocks in the first of Calgary's five goals.  (AP)
Colorado goalie Jose Theodore reacts after Jarome Iginla knocks in the first of Calgary's five goals. (AP)
Colorado (11-11-2)0022
Calgary  (11-10-2) «1315
Three Stars
R. Hamrlik

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
D. Phaneuf

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
K. Huselius

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 2

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Scoring Summary
14:51Power Play - Jarome Iginla (12), Slap Shot - Assists: Dion Phaneuf, Daymond Langkow
03:15Power Play - Dion Phaneuf (5), Slap Shot - Assists: Alex Tanguay, Roman Hamrlik
04:40Power Play - Matthew Lombardi (8), Slap Shot - Assists: Chuck Kobasew, Kristian Huselius
15:31Roman Hamrlik (2), Slap Shot - Assists: Kristian Huselius, Chuck Kobasew
00:59Power Play - Paul Stastny (6), Slap Shot - Assists: Joe Sakic, John-Michael Liles
04:07Alex Tanguay (5), Slap Shot - Assists: Daymond Langkow, Jarome Iginla
15:26Wojtek Wolski (7), Slap Shot - Assists: Patrice Brisebois, Paul Stastny
Penalty Summary
11:00Svatos: High sticking - 2 min.
11:00Svatos: High sticking - 2 min.
16:34Phaneuf: Too Many Men on the Ice(bench) - 2 min.
02:57Clark: Holding - 2 min.
02:57Stastny: High sticking - 2 min.
06:29Laperriere: Fighting - 5 min.
06:29McCarty: Fighting - 5 min.
13:30Rycroft: Slashing - 2 min.
16:07Regehr: Slashing - 2 min.
19:00Langkow: Holding - 2 min.
00:07Regehr: Delaying Game - 2 min.
16:22Tanguay: Tripping - 2 min.
Jose Theodore60:00325
Miikka Kiprusoff59:50232
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Line Judges - Mark Pare, Jay Sharrers
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