NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Calgary|
(Friday, December 6th)
Final Score: Colorado 3, Calgary 2
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Maxime Talbot tallied a goal and an assist
as the Colorado Avalanche posted a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday.
PA Parenteau and Nathan MacKinnon scored, while Jean-Sebastien Giguere posted
26 saves to improve to 7-0-0 on the season for the Avalanche, who have won
three of their last four.
"It was very important," Giguere said. "We needed to respond the right way,
show everybody that we're human, the same as anyone else. We might lose some
games where we didn't play well but we're able to bounce back the next game. I
thought we played a terrific game tonight."
Kris Russell had a goal and an assist and Matt Stajan scored the other goal
for the Flames, who were going for a season-high third straight win. Karri
Ramo allowed all three goals on 25 shots.
"It's hockey. Mistakes cost goals. My overall game was all right, but those
mistakes are what counts and I have to avoid those," said Ramo.
Calgary got the initial lead of the game at 7:01 of the first on the power
play as Russell got a pass at the top of the left circle and drifted over to
the slot before slapping it home.
Colorado tied the game with two minutes left in the second period as Ramo
misplayed the puck to the left of his net when John Mitchell grabbed the disc
and centered it to Talbot for the easy tap-in.
Less than a minute later, the Avs took a 2-1 lead as Talbot rushed the puck
out front from the right boards and had his shot stopped, but the rebound came
to the slot and Parenteau buried it.
It was 3-1 for the Avs at 2:28 of the third as MacKinnon whipped in a rebound
from the left side for his sixth of the year.
Calgary made it a one-goal game with 1:55 to play, but was unable to net the
equalizer with Ramo pulled late.
Calgary plays in Edmonton on Saturday ... Colorado wraps up its three-game
road trip in Vancouver on Sunday ... Colorado took a 4-2 win over Calgary in
Colorado on Nov. 8 ... Calgary was 1-for-4 on the power play while Colorado
finished the game 0-for-4.
12/07 02:10:55 ET