Game Recap – 1st Rd. Game 3 – Colorado Avalanche v. Calgary Flames

OGame Recap

Tonight, Game 3 takes the Colorado Avalanche back home to the Pepsi Center to square off against the Calgary Flames. The first period certainly was very interesting for the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Nathan MacKinnon scored twice on the power play. However, the biggest story of the first period featured rookie Cale Makar scoring his first National Hockey League goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It has been a crazy and interesting last few days for the rookie as he won the Hobey Baker award on Friday night as the top college hockey player. On Saturday, Makar appeared in the NCAA Championship game v.s eventual champions Minnesota Deluth. Sunday, Cale Makar signed his entry-level deal with the Avalanche so he could play and replace the injured defenseman, Sam Girard. After the first period, the Colorado Avalanche would lead 3-0 over the Calgary Flames.

In the second period, the Avalanche kept their scoring up as they struck twice. Matt Nieto scored his second shorthanded goal of these series and Mikko Rantanen added his first goal of the playoffs. Calgary would get on the board on a Sam Bennett power play goal. After two period, the Avalanche would lead 5-1 over the Flames.

The third period saw each team trade goals as Erik Johnson scored for the Avalanche and TJ Brodie scored for the Flames. The Avalanche shut down the Flames for the remainder of the game and claimed the victory 6-2. The Avalanche now lead the series 2-1 heading into Game 4 on Wednesday night.

 

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

Ian Cole – Erik Jonson

Nikita Zadarov – Tyson Barrie

Cale Makar – Patrik Nemeth

 

Goalies:

Starter- Phillip Grubauer

Backup- Semyon Varlamov

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

 

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 Highlights

Colorado Goal-16:02-Cale Makar (1) assisted by Nathan MacKinnon (1) & Alex Kerfoot (1)

Second Period Highlights:

3rd Period Highlights:

Final Stats:

 

Next Up:

Game 4- Wednesday April 17th, 2019 @ 10pm

(Colorado leads the series 2-1)

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