CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Lance Bouma and David Jones had a goal and an assist each to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.
Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames, and Kari Ramo made 25 saves to earn his 15th win of the season.
Calgary held onto third place in the Pacific Division, ahead of the Los Angeles Kings, who won at New Jersey earlier Monday.
Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, and Semyon Varlamov finished with 23 saves. Alex Tanguay also scored, and Ryan O’Reilly added two assists.
Ramo made a nice save to turn aside O’Reilly’s slap shot 6 minutes into the first period before Markus Granlund picked up the puck and hit Bouma in stride with a pass.
Bouma then broke into the Colorado zone on a 2-on-1 rush with Jones, who took a pass from his linemate and fired a wrist shot over Varlamov’s outstretched glove hand.
The Avalanche tied it at 17:46 of the first when Tanguay swatted a pass from Landeskog past Ramo.
The Flames went ahead 2-1 with 16 seconds left in the first when Dennis Wideman fired a sharp-angle shot toward the net that deflected off Hudler’s foot and past the stunned Varlamov.
During an early power play in the second period for Colorado, Ramo made a glove save to stop a heavy slap shot fired by Jarome Iginla.
Colorado had a few more chances in the second to tie it, but both John Mitchell and Tyson Barrie rang shots off the post. Ramo later made a pad save to stop a shot by Matt Duchene from in tight.
Calgary added an insurance goal 8:40 into the third when Bouma tipped T.J. Brodie’s point shot past Varlamov. Landeskog converted a feed from O’Reilly to finish the scoring just over two minutes later.
NOTES: Jones scored 70 goals and added 56 assists in 272 games for the Avalanche between 2007-13 before being traded to the Flames along with Shane O’Brien for Tanguay and Cory Sarich. … Iginla played in his 1,382nd NHL game to tie Trevor Linden for 39th place on the career games played list. He needs to play three more games to move past Larry Robinson.
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