Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames – Round 1 – Game #1 Recap

Colorado Avalanche v. Calgary Flames

 

Game Recap:

Calgary seemed to impose their will from the beginning of this game with very little push back from the Avalanche. The Flames couldn’t strike in the first period though, due in part to superb goaltending by Colorado goalie Philip Grubauer. As the second period rolled around the Flames kicked it up a notch again and rookie Andrew Mangiapane put one behind Grubauer to get the crowd rolling into it. Nothing other than a few penalties and more play in the Colorado end transpired until Matthew Tkachuk tipped one past Grubauer on the powerplay with just over a minute to go in the 2nd period. The Flames would go on to strike 2 more times in the 3rd period including an empty netter to convincingly defeat the Avalanche and take game 1.

Lineups:

Toronto:

Johnny Gaudreau – Sean Monahan – Elias Lindholm

Matthew Tkachuk – Mikael Backlund – Michael Frolik

Sam Bennett – Mark Janokowski – James Neal

Andrew Mangiapane – Derek Ryan – Garrett Hathaway

 

Mark Giordano  – TJ Brodie

Noah Hanifin – Travis Hamonic

Oscar Fantenberg – Rasmus Andersson

 

Mark Smith

David Rittich

 

Scratched: none

Injuries: None

Suspension: None

 

Colorado:

Gabriel Landeskog – Nathan MacKinnon – Alexander Kerfoot

Colin Wilson – Carl Soderberg – Mikko Rantanen

Matt Nieto – Derick Brassard – JT Compher

Matt Calvert – Tyson Jost – Sven Andreighetto

 

Samuel Girard – Erik Johnson

Nikita Zadorov – Tyson Barrie

Ian Cole – Patrick Nemeth

 

Philip Grubauer

Seymon Varlamov

 

Scratched: None

Injuries:  Mark Barberio, Vladislav Kamenev

Suspension: None

GameDay:

First Period:

Colorado Penalty – 6:38 – Erik Johnson, 2 minutes for High Sticking

Calgary Penalty – 11:02 – Mikael Backlund, 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Calgary Penalty – 15:58 – Noah Hanifin, 2 minutes for Holding

End of 1st – COL – 0       CGY – 0

Shots             7                  6

Faceoffs         9/22          13/22

Hits               11                  12

PP                 0/2                 0/1

Second Period:

Calgary Penalty – 00:49- TJ Brodie, 2 minutes for Hooking

Colorado Penalty – 10:05 – Carl Soderberg, 2 minutes for Tripping

Colorado Penalty – 18:37 – Patrick Nemeth, 2 minutes for Holding

Calgary Goal – 14:25 – Andrew Mangiapane (1) unassisted

Calgary PP Goal – 18:58 –Matthew Tkachuk (1) assisted by Mark Giordano (1) and Elias Lindholm (1)

End of 2nd – COL- 0        CGY- 2

Shots               15                 19

Faceoffs         15/47             32/47

Hits                 22                  24

PP                   0/3                  1/3

Third Period:

Calgary Penalty – 5:08- Oscar Fantenberg, 2 minutes for Hooking

Colorado Penalty – 16:36 – Nikita Zadorov, 2 minutes for Tripping

Calgary PP Goal – 17:01 –Mikael Backlund (1) assisted by Sam Bennett(1) and Rasmus Andersson (1)

Calgary Goal – 17:55 – Matthew Tkachuk (2) assisted by Mike Smith (1)

Colorado Penalty – 18:05 – Matt Calvert, 2 minutes for Roughing

Calgary Penalty – 18:05- Travis Hamonic, 2 minutes for Roughing

Colorado Penalty – 19:52- Gabriel Landeskog, 2 minutes for Slashing

End of 3rd – COL – 0         CGY – 4

Shots              26                   32

Faceoffs       24/68              44/68

Hits              33                     36

PP                 0/4                   2/5

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