Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – Sean Monahan scored 1:47 into overtime to
lift the Calgary Flames to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday
Calgary’s Dennis Wideman scored his second goal of the game with 1:17
remaining in regulation to force overtime.
Monahan won it when he collected his own rebound and fired it past Colorado
goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov, who returned after missing six games
with a groin injury, thought the puck was covered after denying Monahan’s
initial bid from the slot.
Kris Russell collected three assists for the Flames, but was undressed on a
glittering goal by Alex Tanguay that gave the Avalanche a 3-2 lead with 5:46
left in the third.
Karri Ramo won his sixth consecutive start with a 26-save effort.
The win was the 400th in the career of Calgary head coach Bob Hartley, who
guided the Avalanche to a 2001 Stanley Cup title.
Varlamov stopped 21 shots in his first action since Nov. 15.