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Avs Concluding Season Series At Calgary

by Danielle Bernstein / ColoradoAvalanche.com

A two-game road trip concludes for the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night, as it takes on the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Colorado is 0-2-0 against the Flames this season, which includes a 4-1 loss in the last meeting in Calgary on Jan. 4.

The Avs are 54-48-10 all-time against the Flames, which includes a 26-25-4 record on the road in the series. 

 

Last Time Out

The Avs fell to the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 in their last game on Saturday night at Rogers Place. Colorado fell behind 1-0 at 1:54 of the opening period, but Sven Andrighetto evened the score less than a minute later. The Oilers took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission and scored twice in the third period--both on the power play--to seal the win.

Calgary is coming off a big 3-2 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday to wrap up a three-game road trip. Sean Monahan tallied two points, including the game-winning goal, and Brian Elliott made 29 saves. With the win, the Flames now hold the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.

 

Last Time They Met

The Flames took a decisive 4-1 win the last time these two teams faced off on Jan. 4 in Calgary. Mark Giordano, TJ Brodie, Sean Monahan and Alex Chiasson all had two-point nights, and the Flames scored the first four goals of the game before the Avalanche got a goal from Patrick Wiercioch with less than two minutes left to spoil the shutout for Elliott. The Flames scored three power-play goals, and Colorado was scoreless on three opportunities with the man advantage.

Video: Altitude TV previews Avalanche at Flames

What to Watch

Barberio Contributing

Defenseman Mark Barberio enters Monday's game with points in three of his last four outings, including the assist on Andrighetto's goal against the Oilers on Saturday night. Barberio has two goals and six assists in 26 games since joining the Avalanche on Feb. 2.

Calgary on a Roll

Despite back-to-back losses to the Washington Capitals and the Nashville Predators last week, the Flames have still won 13 of their last 16 contests and are 18-4-1 since Jan. 26.

Flames Against the Central

Monday's game will be the last of a set of three straight games that will conclude Calgary's schedule against the Central Division. The club enters the contest with a 13-7-0 record against the division. 

 

Player to Watch

Colorado: Right wing Sven Andrighetto

Andrighetto has been a strong addition to the Avalanche lineup since being acquired by the club at the trade deadline. He has four points (two goals, two assists) in his last five games, including Colorado's lone goal against Edmonton on Saturday. 

Calgary: Left wing Johnny Gaudreau

Gaudreau enters Monday's matchup on a four-game point streak (one goal, six assists). In Calgary's 18-4-1 run since Jan. 26, he has led the team with 27 points (five goals, 21 assists) in those 23 games.

 

The Details

Monday night's game between the Avalanche and the Flames begins at 7 p.m. MT and can be watched live on Altitude TV. The radio broadcast can be heard on Altitude Sports Radio AM950 and online at ColoradoAvalanche.com.

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