Game Recap – 1st Rd. Game 2 – Colorado Avalanche v. Calgary Flames

Colorado Avalanche v. Calgary Flames

 

Game Recap:

Game 2 resumes play tonight between the Colorado Avalanche and the Calgary Flames. The first period featured no scoring between the two teams but the physical and rough play certainly was there. There were five penalties between the two teams in the first period. Each team had their power play chances but were unable to convert. After one period of play, the game would be scoreless.

 

In the second period, both the Avalanche and Flames each got on the scoreboard. While the Flames were on the power play, Matt Nieto of the Avalanche would pick the puck off near the boards and take it down the ice to score on a breakaway shorthanded. Calgary would even the score up on a power play goal by Rasmus Andersson. Heading towards the 3rd period, the score would be tied 1-1.

 

The third period became very exciting overall. The Calgary Flames thought they had in the game in hand as Sean Monahan scored to give the Flames the lead at the 12:27 mark. However, the Avalanche battled back late in the game to tie the score up 2-2 on a goal by JT Compher at the 17:21 mark to force in overtime.

 

During the first two minutes and nine seconds of overtime, Ian Cole of the Avalanche was called for cross-checking. The Avalanche were able to kill the penalty and gave themselves the opportunity to remain in the game. Moments later, Avalanche superstar and captain Nathan MacKinnon, scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help even the series at one game apiece. The Colorado Avalanche host the Calgary Flames on Monday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.

 

Lineups:

Colorado Avalanche:

Forwards:

Gabriel Landeskog-Nathan MacKinnon- Alexander Kerfoot

Mikko Rantanen-Carl Soderberg-Colin Wilson

Matt Nieto- Derek Brassard- JT Compher

Matt Calvert- Tyson Jost- Gabriel Bourque

 

Defensemen

Sam Girard – Erik Jonson

Nikita Zadarov – Tyson Barrie

Ian Cole – Patrik Nemeth

Goalies:

Starter- Phillip Grubauer

Backup- Semyon Varlamov

Scratches: Andrew Agozzino, Sven Andrighetto, Vladislav Kamenev, Mark Babeiro, Ryan Graves

 

Calgary Flames:

Johnny Gaudreau – Sean Monahan- Elias Lindholm

Matthew Tkachuk – Mikael Backlund – Michal Frolik

Sam Bennett – Mark Jankowski – James Neal

Andrew Mangiapane – Derek Ryan -Garnet Hathaway

Defensemen:

Mark Giordano – TJ Brodie

Noah Hanafin – Travis Hamonic

Oscar Fantenberg – Rasmus Andersson

Goalies:

Starter- Mike Smith

Backup- David Rittich

Scratches: Austin Czarnik, Dillon Dube, Alan Quine, Oliver Kylington, Dalton Prout

 

First Period:

Calgary penalty-4:34- Mike Smith, 2 minutes for roughing

Colorado Penalty-4:34- Derrick Brassard, 2 minutes for roughing

Colorado Penalty-10:26- Derrick Brassard, 2 minutes for slashing

Calgary Penalty-13:45- Derek Ryan, 2 minutes for holding

Calgary Penalty-20:00- Sam Bennett, 2 minutes for roughing

 

End of 1st – COL – 0       CGY – 0

Shots             15                      10

Faceoffs      12/25              10/21

Hits               10                   11

PP                 0/1                 0/1

 

Second Period:

Colorado Penalty-5:30-Gabriel Bourque, 2 minutes for hooking

Colorado Goal (shorthanded)-7:16- Matt Nieto (1) unassisted

Calgary Penalty-9:31- Mike Smith, 2 minutes for delay of game

Colorado Penalty-11:38- Derrick Brassard, 2minutes for tripping

Calgary Goal (power play)-12:26-Rasmus Andersson (1) assisted by Sam Bennett (2) & TJ Brodie (1)

Calgary Penalty-17:28- Rasmus Andersson, 2 minutes for holding

 

End of 2nd – COL – 1       CGY – 1

Shots            27                   20

Faceoffs      19/42              23/42

Hits                13                 14

PP                 0/4                 1/3

 

Third Period:

Colorado Penalty-6:40-Patrik Nemeth, 2 minutes for holding

Calgary Penalty-6:40- Johnny Gaudreau, 2 minutes for embellishment

Colorado Penalty-9:21-Nikita Zadorov, 2 minutes for interference

Calgary Goal-12:27-Sean Monahan (1) assisted by Sam Bennett (3) & Johnny Gaudreau (1)

Colorado Goal-17:21- JT Compher (1) assisted by Grabiel Landeskog (1) & Mikko Rantanen (1)

End of 3rd – COL – 2       CGY – 2

Shots            37                   30

Faceoffs      22/60           38/60

Hits              19                  21

PP            0/4                    1/4

Overtime:

Colorado Penalty-2:09- Ian Cole, 2 minutes for cross checking

Colorado Goal-8:27- Nathan MacKinnon (1) assisted by Mikko Rantanen (2) & Ian Cole (1)

End of OT – COL – 3       CGY – 2

Shots            39                   37

Faceoffs      25/71          46/71

Hits              20                24

PP            0/4                   1/5

 

Next Up:

Game Three – Monday April 15th, 2019 @ 10:00pm

*Series is tied 1-1

 

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