It looks like the Calgary Flames saved all of their quality shots for the third period, as they wore out the Colorado Avalanche to pull out a 3-2 victory on Thursday night. The Avalanche took a 1-0 lead going into the final period, but couldn't continue to keep the Flames off the scoreboard. Calgary had a major advantage in shots on goal all game, but couldn't capitalize on that until the final period.
Calgary's three goals came from Lee Stempniak, Curtis Glencross and Olli Jokinen. The Flames took a 2-1 lead on the goals from Stempniak and Glencross early in the third period before the Avalanche returned the favor with T.J. Galiardi's fourth goal of the season to tie the game back up. That didn't last particularly long, though, as the Flames came back with Jokinen's goal roughly five minutes later.
All four of the third period's goals were scored in a hectic ten-minute span, after which the Flames buckled down and pulled things out. Glencross led the way for the Flames with a goal and an assist, while Brendan Morrison added two assists for Calgary. The Avalanche were outshot 35-18 in the game. Calgary moves to 13-13-2 on the year while Colorado drops to 13-15-1.