Colorado at Calgary

Stewart collects three goals as Avs light up Flames wire reports

CALGARY, Alberta -- Daniel Winnick made sure Chris Stewart's second career hat trick didn't go to waste.

Winnick scored with 2:20 left in regulation to give the Colorado Avalanche a 6-5 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

"It was a total team effort," said Stewart, who scored once in the first period and added goals 29 seconds apart in the second to tie it at 3. "It's great to see that we're getting scoring from [all] lines. It's just exciting to watch out there."

Stewart has eight goals and six assists in 10 games this season. He also had three goals last March against St. Louis.

"Confidence is a big thing right now," Stewart said. "I come to the rink every day and I try to get better. That's the attitude I've got."

Brandon Yip and T.J. Galiardi also scored for Colorado, while John-Michael Liles' NHL record for the longest assists streak by a defenseman to begin a season ended at nine.

"We got contributions from a lot of different guys," Colorado coach Joe Sacco said. "Three points out of four on this road trip is a lot to be proud of."

The Avalanche snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 5-4-1 and ended the Flames' winning streak at three

"Especially against these guys, it's good to get a win," Winnick said. "It's always nice to get a goal, but it's especially nice to get the game-winner."

Niklas Hagman, Tim Jackman, Matt Stajan, Olli Jokinen and Alex Tanguay scored for Calgary.

"Our best players -- outside of Olli -- weren't very good, bottom line," Calgary coach Brent Sutter said. "You give up six goals in the NHL, you're not going to win very many games. When you've got a 3-1 lead in your own building with that much time left, you nail it down. Good teams, that's what they do."

With goalie Craig Anderson out of the lineup with a knee injury, Peter Budaj made his second straight start for the Avs. He stopped 14 shots to improve to 2-0-1.

Calgary goalie Henrik Karlsson made 30 saves in his home debut.

Yip tied it early in the third when he backhanded a low shot to the far side behind Karlsson, and Galiardi converted a feed from Paul Stastny to put Colorado in front.

Tanguay made a nice move to backhand a shot past Budaj to tie it at 5, but Winnik fired a low shot to the far side past Karlsson for the winner.


  • The Flames honored Craig Conroy for playing his 1,000th NHL game. "All the fun stuff before was awesome," Conroy said. "I took that all in. I would have loved to have gotten the win tonight, but it just didn't happen, so we have to regroup and win the next one."
  • With Anderson out of the lineup, Colorado recalled John Grahame from Lake Erie of the AHL.
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Colorado's Philippe Dupuis takes down Calgary's Stefan Meyer after trading some heavy punches. (Getty Images)
Colorado's Philippe Dupuis takes down Calgary's Stefan Meyer after trading some heavy punches. (Getty Images)
Colorado  (5-4-1) «1236
Calgary (6-4-0)2215
Three Stars
C. Stewart

Goals: 3
Assist(s): 0
O. Jokinen

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
R. O'Reilly

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 3

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Scoring Summary
06:45Power Play - Niklas Hagman (4), Tip-In. Assist: Giordano, Jokinen
07:47Power Play - Chris Stewart (6), Tip-In. Assist: Stastny, Hejduk
13:41 - Tim Jackman (1), Snap Shot. Assist: Sarich
11:43 - Matt Stajan (1), Snap Shot. Assist: Iginla, Bouwmeester
16:15 - Chris Stewart (7), Wrist Shot. Assist: O'Reilly
16:44 - Chris Stewart (8), Slap Shot. Assist: Duchene, Cumiskey
18:29 - Olli Jokinen (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Hagman, Bourque
01:55 - Brandon Yip (2), Backhand Shot. Assist: O'Reilly, Wilson
06:04 - T.J. Galiardi (3), Wrist Shot. Assist: Stastny, Holos
14:25 - Alex Tanguay (4), Backhand Shot. Assist: Stajan
17:40 - Daniel Winnik (4), Slap Shot. Assist: O'Reilly, Cumiskey
Penalty Summary
02:25Liffiton, 5 min, Fighting
02:25Jackman, 5 min, Fighting
02:25Liles, 2 min, High-Sticking
05:02Liles, 2 min, Tripping
07:37Tanguay, 2 min, Holding
08:57Bouwmeester, 2 min, Cross-Checking
16:47Sarich, 2 min, Interference
03:49Tanguay, 2 min, Hooking
07:26Sarich, 2 min, Interference
11:45Meyer, 5 min, Fighting
11:45Dupuis, 5 min, Fighting
14:03Yip, 2 min, Hooking
15:20Hagman, 2 min, Delay of Game - Puck Over Glass
Shots On Goal
Peter Budaj60:00145
Henrik Karlsson58:45306
Game Information
Attendance - 19289
Referees - Dan O'Halloran, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen - Brian Mach, Ryan Galloway
Other Games
Pho 4 Final
Det 2
Edm 2 Final
Colu 3
Tor 0 Final
Bos 2
Fla 3 Final
Ott 5
Wash 1 Final
Min 2
StL 3 Final
Nash 0
LA 5 Final
Dal 2