COL Colorado Avalanche 3
Colorado Avalanche Avalanche Overall (20-24)
ATS (22-22)
O/U (24-20)
January 09 2019
- SNW
CGY Calgary Flames 5
Calgary Flames Flames Overall (28-17)
ATS (25-20)
O/U (23-21-1)
Final
Money Line Total: 6½ Puck Line ATS
123
2467 Colorado Avalanche +165 Under +120 (+1.5) -150 OVER: 8
201
2468 Calgary Flames -185 Over -140 (-1.5) +130 Cover: 0.5
212
Final
Money Line Total: 6½ Spread ATS
2467 COL +165 Under: +120 (+1.5) -150 OVER: 8
2468 CGY -185 Over: -140 (-1.5) +130 Cover: 0.5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/9/2019
8:24 PM
CGY
-185
COL
+165
1/9/2019
5:39 PM
CGY
-185
COL
+165
1/9/2019
3:54 PM
CGY
-190
COL
+170
1/9/2019
2:09 PM
CGY
-185
COL
+165
1/9/2019
11:30 AM
CGY
-185
COL
+165
1/9/2019
9:21 AM
CGY
-180
COL
+160
1/8/2019
7:21 PM
CGY
-175
COL
+155
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
1/9/2019
8:24 PM
CGY(-1.5)
+130
COL
-150
1/9/2019
5:39 PM
CGY(-1.5)
+130
COL
-150
1/9/2019
3:54 PM
CGY(-1.5)
+130
COL
-150
1/9/2019
2:09 PM
CGY(-1.5)
+140
COL
-160
1/9/2019
11:30 AM
CGY(-1.5)
+140
COL
-160
1/9/2019
9:21 AM
CGY(-1.5)
+145
COL
-165
1/8/2019
7:21 PM
CGY(-1.5)
+150
COL
-170
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/9/2019
8:24 PM

-140

+120
1/9/2019
5:39 PM

-130

+110
1/9/2019
3:54 PM

-130

+110
1/9/2019
2:09 PM

-130

+110
1/9/2019
11:30 AM

-125

+105
1/9/2019
9:21 AM

-125

+105
1/8/2019
7:21 PM

-125

+105
Recap

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mark Giordano has been defying his age all season.

The 35-year-old defenseman had three more assists Wednesday night and the Calgary Flames kept right on rolling with a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

"Just trying to put pucks on net, jump in when I can," Giordano said. "Playing on a pretty good power play with pretty good players, trying to move the puck around to those guys and get it in their hands and when you do that with those types of players, they reward you."

Mikael Backlund, Mark Jankowski, Elias Lindholm and Michael Frolik scored for Calgary (28-13-4), which is 6-1-1 in its last eight games. Matthew Tkachuk added an empty-net goal for the Flames, who have a two-point lead over Vegas atop the Pacific Division.

Giordano had the primary assist on Lindholm's power-play goal that broke a 2-all tie at 12:57 of the second period and Frolik's deflection that made it 4-2 halfway through the third.

"He's one of the best I've ever met. I couldn't be happier that I have a chance to play with him," Frolik said. "He's been unbelievable, especially this year. He's really driving the bus on the back end now."

Johnny Gaudreau added two assists for the Flames to extend his point streak to six games.

Giordano has 303 career assists, moving him past Joe Nieuwendyk into fifth on the franchise list.

Nathan MacKinnon ran his point streak to eight games with a goal for Colorado (20-16-8). Erik Johnson and Mikko Rantanen also scored as the slumping Avalanche dropped to 1-6-2 in their last nine games.

"We're not finding ways to win right now, whether it's a save at a key time or a goal at a key time," said Gabriel Landeskog, who fired 12 shots on David Rittich — the most by an NHL player in a game this season. "We're generating plenty of chances and we allowed only 16 shots. When you do that you've got to be able to win."

Rittich, sharp all night, made 32 saves to improve to 16-4-3.

"He was awesome, again," Giordano said. "It's the timely saves that are huge, to be honest. When you're tied or you're up one and he's keeping that same score line. He's been doing it all year and again, another big night by him."

Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, tested only 15 times, fell to 11-9-5.

"We have to help them more," Rantanen said, defending Colorado's goaltending. "It's been our problem lately. Not just the last two games, even before that. We score enough goals to win, but we can't give up seven or five goals every night."

Colorado has been struggling to kill off penalties. Meanwhile, the Flames' penalty kill had a big night, going 4 for 4 against an Avalanche team that came into the game ranked fifth with the man advantage.

"Our PK, the role is to shut it down so I think we did a pretty good job of that and trying to halt their momentum," said Jankowski, who scored his seventh goal.

Frolik's goal at 9:14 of the third, when he deflected in Giordano's point shot, ended up the game-winner after Rantanen scored with 38 seconds remaining and the goalie pulled.

Calgary got off to a fast start when Backlund buried James Neal's rebound at 5:34. The Flames doubled their lead five minutes later on Jankowski's seventh.

But the Avalanche got back to even before the period ended.

Consecutive giveaways by Rittich and Monahan resulted in the Avs getting a tic-tac-toe goal from their top line with MacKinnon completing the passing sequence with Landeskog and Rantanen.

Johnson's shot just inside the post tied it with 19 seconds left in the period, but the Avalanche came up short again.

"A little bit disheartening, playing two games like that on the road back-to-back against two really good teams and coming out with nothing. Because I thought for the most part that we were really good tonight," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. "It feels like defensively we have to play a perfect game right now because we just aren't getting any puck luck at the other end."

UP NEXT

Avalanche: Colorado is 0-2-0 on a five-game trip to Canada that continues Saturday night in Montreal.

Flames: Host the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

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Matchup
Avalanche Overall
W/L 20-24
ATS 22-22
Goals For 3.4
Goals Against 3.2
Total 24-20
Avalanche Away
W/L 11-13
ATS 13-11
Goals For 3.6
Goals Against 3.5
Total 16-8
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-9
8:30 PM
at Flames L 5-3 L (1.5) O (6.5)
1-8
7:00 PM
at Jets L 7-4 L (1.5) O (6.5)
1-4
8:00 PM
Rangers W 6-1 W (-1.5) O (6)
1-2
8:30 PM
Sharks L 5-4 W (1.5) O (6)
12-31
7:00 PM
Kings L 3-2 L (-1.5) U (5.5)
12-29
8:00 PM
Blackhawks L 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-27
9:00 PM
at Golden Knights L 2-1 W (1.5) U (6)
12-22
6:00 PM
at Coyotes L 6-4 L (-1.5) O (6)
12-21
8:00 PM
Blackhawks L 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-19
7:30 PM
Canadiens W 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
Avg. Goals For 2.9
Avg. Goals Against 3.5
ATS 3-7
Over/Under 5-5
Flames Overall
W/L 28-17
ATS 25-20
Goals For 3.6
Goals Against 2.9
Total 23-21-1
Flames Home
W/L 13-8
ATS 12-9
Goals For 4.2
Goals Against 3.5
Total 15-5-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-9
8:30 PM
Avalanche W 5-3 W (-1.5) O (6.5)
1-7
7:30 PM
at Blackhawks W 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6.5)
1-5
12:00 PM
at Flyers W 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6.5)
1-3
6:00 PM
at Bruins L 6-4 L (1.5) O (6)
1-2
6:00 PM
at Red Wings W 5-3 W (-1.5) O (6)
12-31
8:00 PM
Sharks W 8-5 W (-1.5) O (6)
12-29
9:00 PM
Canucks L 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-27
7:00 PM
at Jets W 4-1 W (1.5) U (6.5)
12-22
3:00 PM
Blues L 3-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-20
8:00 PM
Lightning L 5-4 W (1.5) O (6.5)
Avg. Goals For 4.0
Avg. Goals Against 3.4
ATS 5-5
Over/Under 6-4
Game Summary
1st Period
CGY 17:49 Penalty to Sean Monahan 2 minutes for Boarding (Drawn by Alexander Kerfoot)
CGY 14:26 GOAL scored by Mikael Backlund assisted by James Neal and Johnny GaudreauCOL 0 CGY 1
CGY 9:31 GOAL scored by Mark Jankowski assisted by Sam Bennett and Mark GiordanoCOL 0 CGY 2
COL 3:28 GOAL scored by Nathan MacKinnon assisted by Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko RantanenCOL 1 CGY 2
CGY 2:53 Penalty to Mark Giordano 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Gabriel Landeskog)
COL 00:19 GOAL scored by Erik Johnson assisted by Matt Calvert and Tyson JostCOL 2 CGY 2
2nd Period
COL 17:17 Penalty to Sheldon Dries 2 minutes for Holding (Drawn by Dalton Prout)
CGY 12:22 Penalty to T.J. Brodie 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Nathan MacKinnon)
COL 7:13 Penalty to Tyson Barrie 2 minutes for Hooking (Drawn by Derek Ryan)
CGY 7:03 Power play - GOAL scored by Elias Lindholm assisted by Mark Giordano and Johnny GaudreauCOL 2 CGY 3
3rd Period
CGY 10:46 GOAL scored by Michael Frolik assisted by Mark Giordano and T.J. BrodieCOL 2 CGY 4
CGY 4:00 Penalty to Johnny Gaudreau 2 minutes for High Sticking (Drawn by Tyson Barrie)
COL 00:38 GOAL scored by Mikko Rantanen assisted by Gabriel LandeskogCOL 3 CGY 4
CGY 00:10 GOAL scored by Matthew Tkachuk assisted by T.J. Brodie and Derek Ryan (Empty Net)COL 3 CGY 5
Box Score
Avalanche
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Nathan MacKinnon (C) 101600:0025:37
Sheldon Dries (C) 000102:004:46
Mikko Rantanen (RW) 112500:0025:42
J.T. Compher (LW) 000000:0021:19
Carl Soderberg (C) 000010:0015:45
Tyson Jost (C) 011320:0012:01
Logan O'Connor (RW) 000000:004:44
Matt Calvert (LW) 011010:0013:57
Alexander Kerfoot (C) 000000:0016:11
Gabriel Landeskog (LW) 0221220:0026:31
Sven Andrighetto (RW) 000000:0010:19
Matt Nieto (LW) 000100:0012:28

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Patrik Nemeth (D) 000100:009:10
Samuel Girard (D) 000010:0019:23
Tyson Barrie (D) 000312:0028:41
Ian Cole (D) 000110:0022:20
Ryan Graves (D) 000000:009:19
Erik Johnson (D) 101220:0021:31

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Philipp Grubauer (G) 0/00.000
Semyon Varlamov (G) 11/154.733LOSS
Flames
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Derek Ryan (C) 011010:0011:14
Matthew Tkachuk (LW) 101100:0017:36
Elias Lindholm (RW) 101110:0020:36
Garnet Hathaway (RW) 000130:009:53
Sam Bennett (C) 011110:008:31
Mikael Backlund (C) 101200:0018:21
Austin Czarnik (C) 000110:007:15
Sean Monahan (C) 000012:0018:35
Mark Jankowski (C) 101220:0012:40
Johnny Gaudreau (LW) 022112:0019:13
James Neal (LW) 011100:0012:21
Michael Frolik (RW) 101310:0016:53

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
T.J. Brodie (D) 022012:0024:02
Mark Giordano (D) 033142:0026:11
Travis Hamonic (D) 000050:0024:47
Noah Hanifin (D) 000000:0022:18
Dalton Prout (D) 000100:008:12
Rasmus Andersson (D) 000000:0013:22

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Mike Smith (G) 0/00.000
David Rittich (G) 32/353.914WIN
Officials
Linesmen Scott Driscoll
Linesmen Steve Miller
Referee Kevin Pollock
Referee Jon Mclsaac