The Colorado Avalanche's six-game road winning streak came to an end on Wednesday night with a 4-2 loss to the Calgary Flames. Rene Bourque proved the hero for the Flames with two goals, including the game winner.
The Avalanche jumped out to a 1-0 lead midway through the period when Kyle Quincey netted a power play goal against Miikka Kiprusoff. Paul Stastny and Erik Johnson were credited with assists on the play. The team had only one other power play opportunity and failed to convert on it.
The Flames went on to score three straight goals over the first and second periods. Roman Horak and Lee Stempniak each picked up their first goal of the season. Rene Bourque put one past Jean-Sebastien Giguere at 9:27 in the second period on the power play.
Ryan Wilson scored his first goal of the season at 15:29 in the third period to draw the game to within one goal. However, Bourque was credited with his second goal of the game at 19:02.
Giguere stopped 31-of-34 starts while Kiprusoff made 34 saves on 36 shots. Twenty of the Avalanche's shot came in the third period, after having five in the first and 11 in the second.
The Avalanche (6-3-0, 12 points) host the Edmonton Oilers at the Pepsi Center on Friday night. The team is still looking for its first home victory.
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