The Colorado Avalanche are one of five teams fighting for the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference, and tonight the Avs earned a pivotal 2-1 overtime win over the one of the other teams also fighting for those playoff spots, the Calgary Flames. The Avs and Flames ended regulation tied 1-1 before David Jones scored with a minute remaining in overtime to give Colorado the victory. The victory gives the Avs 85 points and improves the team to 40-30-5 overall. Calgary (82 points) falls to 34-26-14.
Both goalies were great, but it's the Avs' Semyon Varlamov who exits with the upper hand. The Avs out-shot the Flames 33-32 on the night. Calgary won the hit battle 25-24, while Colorado held an edge in faceoffs 26-24.