Game Recap-1st Rd. Colorado Avalanche v.s Calgary Flames

Colorado Avalanche v.s Calgary Flames

 

Game Recap:

Tonight‘s game four between the Colorado Avalanche & Calgary Flames was a pivotal game for both teams. The Avalanche with a win would lead the series 3-1 while the Flames could even the series 2-2. The first period featured no scoring between either teams. Each team had some chances but neither could convert.

 

In the second period, the Flames would strike first on a goal from Elias Lindholm. After two periods, the Flames would take a 1-0 lead.

 

The third period became very exciting between these two teams. Calgary would tack on a second goal by Derek Ryan. However, it was an enough to hold back the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche would tie the game 2-2 as they got goals from JT Compher & Mikko Ranten late in the game at the 17:10 mark.

 

In Overtime, Mikko Rantanen would be the hero as he tipped in a shot past Flames goalie Mike Smith. The Avalanche as a result now lead the series 3-1 with a chance to take out the top-seeded western conference Flames on Friday night in Calgary.

 

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

Defenseman

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 Girardhttps

 

Calgary Flames:

Forwards:

Johnny Gaudreau – Sean Monahan- Elias Lindholm

Matthew Tkachuk – Mikael Backlund – Michal Frolik

Sam Bennett – Mark Jankowski – James Neal

Andrew Mangiapane – Derek Ryan -Garnet Hathaway

Defenseman:

Mark Giordano – TJ Brodie

Noah Hanafin – Travis Hamonic

Jusso Valimaki – Rasmus Andersson

Goalies:

Starter- Mike Smith

Backup- David Rittich

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

 

First Period Highlights:

 

Second Period Highlights:

 

Third Period Highlights:

 

Overtime Highlights:

 

Final Stats:

                 COL-3         CGY-2

Shots:        52                 37

Faceoffs:  38/75          36/74

Hits:          46                 34

PP:            1/3                1/4

 

Next Up:

Game 5: Colorado Avalanche @ Calgary Flames

Colorado lead the series 3-1

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