CALGARY, Alberta--The Calgary Flames won the special-teams battle on Thursday night, but it wasn't for a lack of opportunities by the Colorado Avalanche.
Colorado had four power plays in Game 1, but the team couldn't convert and is now down 1-0 in the best-of-seven first-round series. The Flames won 4-0 at the Scotiabank Saddledome after converting on 2-of-5 man-advantage chances.
"If you don't score, you're not really happy with it, so we had some good looks, but [Mike Smith] made some big saves and we've got to find a way to find the back of the net on the mitt," said defenseman Tyson Barrie on the man advantage. "We had some really good chances, so maybe it's just raising it an extra half a foot or whatever it is to make sure it goes in so we've got to bear down on that."