The Calgary Flames won a critical game Monday in Colorado. They also lost two very critical players.
Olli Jokinen, who had a four-point first period, and Tim Jackman both left the game with lower body injuries.
Jokinen, the first the player to have a four-point period for the Flames since Al MacInnis in March 1991, took what appeared to be a knee-on-knee hit just as the first period ended. Philippe Dupuis was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct on the play. Jokinen returned to action in the second period but did not play in the third period.
The Finnish forward has been a force of late. He has 11 points in his last seven games.
Jackman, who had a goal disallowed in the first period, crashed feet-first into the boards in the first period and did not finish the game.
The rugged forward has three goals in his last four games.