Game Recap-Rd.1 Gm 5: Colorado Avalanche v.s Calgary Flames

Colorado Avalanche v.s Calgary Flames

Game Recap:

Tonight’s Game 5 match up between the Colorado Avalanche & Calgary Flames was a very important game for both teams. The Avalanche have a chance to close out the series and advance to round 2. On the other side, the Flames have a chance to stay alive and force a Game 6. In the first period saw Colorado strike twice as they got goals from their Captain Gabriel Landeskog & Mikko Rantanen. Calgary would get on the board late in the period on a wrist shot at the right faceoff circle from TJ Brodie. After the first period, the Avalanche would take a 2-1 lead going into the second period.


The second period saw the Avalanche imposing their will on the Flames as they put two more goals in the back of the net from Colin Wilson, hist first goals of the playoffs. Wilson’s first goal came off an offensive zone turnover on a give and go pass from Mikko Rantanen. His second goal of the game was a deflection off a Nathan MacKinnon shot on the Power Play. Colorado would take a 4-1 lead going into the third period.


To begin the third period, the Colorado Avalanche would add another goal on the Power Play early by Mikko Rantanen. This would seal the deal for the Avalanche as they would get the 5-1 victory and move onto the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It is the first time since 2008 that the Colorado Avalanche have advanced past the first round. This officially ends the #1 seeded Calgary Flames hopes of winning a Stanley Cup. The Colorado Avalanche await the winner of the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks series to see who their opponent will be in round two.


Line Ups:

Colorado Avalanche:


92 Gabriel Landeskog – 29 Nathan MacKinnon – 13 Alexander Kerfoot

22 Colin Wilson – 34 Carl Soderberg – 96 Mikko Rantanen

83 Matt Nieto – 37 J.T. Compher – 11 Matt Calvert

57 Gabriel Bourque – 17 Tyson Jost – 10 Sven Andrighetto


28 Ian Cole – 6 Erik Johnson

16 Nikita Zadorov – 4 Tyson Barrie

12 Patrik Nemeth – 8 Cale Makar


Starter-31 Phillip Grubauer

Backup-1 Semyon Varlamov

Scratches:27 Ryan Graves, 44 Mark Barberio

Injuries: 18 Derick Brassard (illness), 49 Samuel Girard (upper body), 91 Vladislav Kamenev(shoulder)


Calgary Flames:


13 Johnny Gaudreau – 23 Sean Monahan – 93 Sam Bennett

93 Matthew Tkachuk – 11 Mikael Backlund – 28 Elias Lindholm

67 Michael Frolik – 77 Mark Jankowski – 27 Austin Czarnik

88 Andrew Mangiapane – 10 Derek Ryan – 21 Garnet Hathaway


5 Mark Giordano – 7 TJ Brodie

55 Noah Hanifin – 24 Travis Hamonic

8 Juuso Valimaki – 4 Rasmus Andersson


Starter-41 Mike Smith

Backup: 33 David Rittich

Scratches: 18 James Neal, 29 Dillon Dube, 3 Oscar Fantanberg, 89 Alan Quine, 58 Oliver Kylington, 6 Dalton Prout


First Period Highlights:


Second Period Highlights:


Third Period Highlights:


Final Stats:

                 COL- 5       CGY- 1

Shots:         32              29

Hits:           11              44

Face Offs: 41.4%      58.6%

Power Play: 2/5         0/3


Colorado Avalanche win the series 4-1


Next Up:

Colorado Avalanche wins the series 4-1

*Colorado Avalanche v.s. either San Jose Sharks or Vegas Golden Knights

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