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Monahan’s Aim in OT Offers Flames 5-Four Win over Avalanche

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DENVER — Sean Monahan scored 2:09 into time beyond regulation to elevate the Calgary Flames over the Colorado Avalanche 5-Four on Monday evening.

Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Matthew Tkachuk had a objective and an help, Derek Ryan additionally scored and David Rittich made 28 saves for Calgary, which has received 5 in a row below interim coach Geoff Ward and eventually broke via towards Colorado this season.

Andrew Mangiapane and Michael Frolik scored 1:27 aside to start out the third interval for Calgary.

The Flames have struggled towards the Avalanche of late, beginning with the primary spherical of the 2019 playoffs when eighth-seeded Colorado received in 5 video games. The Avs received the primary two conferences this season as nicely.

Monahan ended the frustration with a shot from shut that beat Avalanche goalie Pavel Francouz, who completed with 28 saves.

Colorado had received six straight, together with three on an Jap Convention street swing that ended Saturday in Boston. Nathan MacKinnon, Valeri Nichushkin, Ryan Graves and Joonas Donskoi scored for the Avalanche.

Colorado Avalanche’s Ryan Graves and Sven Andrighetto rejoice (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Mangiapane broke a 2-all tie when he scored his sixth objective 12 seconds into the third interval. Frolik made it Four-2 at 1:39, however the Avalanche rallied. MacKinnon’s 19th at three:59 bought Colorado inside a objective, and Donskoi’s 13th at 10:45 tied it once more.

The Avalanche took an early lead on Graves’ fifth objective within the first interval, and the Flames tied it on Ryan’s tip at 9:33 of the second. Nichushkin’s fifth objective in eight video games, and fifth of the season, 31 seconds later gave Colorado the lead once more, however Tkachuk scored seven seconds into an influence play to tie it.

NOTES: Colorado G Philipp Grubauer (decrease physique) and D Cale Makar (higher physique) have been scratched. They’re day-to-day. G Adam Werner was recalled from the AHL to function Francouz’s backup. … Calgary C Sam Bennett missed his 10th straight recreation with an upper-body damage. … Avalanche C Nazem Kadri (decrease physique) sat out for the third straight recreation.

UP NEXT

Flames: On the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday evening.

Avalanche: Host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday evening.

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Michael Kelly, The Related Press

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