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3/18/16 Avalanche vs. Flames

Notebook

Avalanche rally to defeat Flames, boost playoff hopes

NHL News and Notes

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AVALANCHE RALLY (AGAIN) FOR KEY POINTS IN WILD CARD RACE
Carl Soderberg
(1-0-1) tied the game at 9:09 of the third period and Mikkel Boedker (0-1-1) scored the lone goal in the shootout to help the Colorado Avalanche overcome deficits of 1-0 and 3-1 and earn their fifth victory in seven games.

* The Avalanche, who moved three points ahead of the idle Minnesota Wild for the final wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, play the Wild once more in their remaining 10 games: March 26 at Pepsi Center. Minnesota has won three of their first four head-to-head matchups this season (MIN: 3-0-1, COL: 1-3-0).

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game recap

Avalanche top Flames on Boedker's shootout goal

Colorado leads by three points in race for final wild card in West

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

Boedker's SO goal provides edge

COL@CGY: Boedker uses nifty move to give edge in SO

3/18/16: Mikkel Boedker uses a beautiful move and goes to his backhand to beat Joni Ortio, giving the Avalanche the edge in the shootout

  • 00:26 •

CALGARY -- Mikkel Boedker scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Colorado Avalanche a come-from-behind 4-3 win against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday.

Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie, Carl Soderberg scored, and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves for the Avalanche (37-31-4), who overcame a 3-1 deficit to move three points ahead of the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. The Wild have a game at hand.

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Situation Room

Video Review: COL @ CGY - 9:20 of the First Period

Good goal Calgary

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Situation Room: COL vs. CGY

Situation Room: Stajan's goal stands after review

3/18/16: Matt Stajan's goal is confirmed after video review determines he did not use a distinct kicking motion

  • 02:04 •

At 9:20 of the first period in the Avalanche/Flames game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that the puck deflected off Matt Stajan's skate and into the Colorado net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal." Good goal Calgary.

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injury

Flames' Wideman out for rest of season

Defenseman played three games after suspension before being injured

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Wideman shaken up on play

WPG@CGY: Wideman shaken up after Flames score

3/16/16: Dennis Wideman skates into his teammate, leaving him shaken up, after the Flames score in the 1st period

  • 01:07 •

Defenseman Dennis Wideman will not play for the rest of the season because of a triceps injury, the Calgary Flames said Friday.

Wideman left the game against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday after he was injured in the first period.

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game preview

Avalanche's Duchene out vs. Flames

Colorado leading scorer day-to-day because of knee injury

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

AVALANCHE (36-31-4) at FLAMES (30-35-5)

TV: 9 p.m. ET; ALT, SNF, NHL.TV

CALGARY -- The Colorado Avalanche will be without leading scorer Matt Duchene when they play the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday.

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