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RANDY SPORTAK, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:51 AM ET

COLORADO AVALANCHE (25-15-6)

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CALGARY FLAMES (26-14-5)

8 P.M., SPORTSNET/FAN 960

COMING IN

The Flames ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the Canucks Saturday night in Vancouver in one of the most entertaining and intense games of the season. This is the final game in a stretch of five games in seven nights and 10 in 16. They're 6-3 so far.

The Avalanche stopped a two-game skid with a 4-3 win in Buffalo Saturday after gassing a 3-1 third-period lead.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Avs have won all three meetings so far this season, including the first two held in Calgary. All three games have been by a 3-2 score in regulation. Colorado has won the last five meetings going back to last season, which comes on the heels of a four-game Flames winning streak in the divisional series.

SPECIAL TEAMS

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 16.9% (26-154, 21st); Colorado 17.4% (32-184, 19th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 84.4% (7th); Colorado 80.1% (21st).

INJURIES

FLAMES -- C Craig Conroy (foot/ankle) is out.

AVALANCHE -- D Adam Foote (ankle) missed the Buffalo game to have his injury re-evaluated. D Ruslan Salei (back) and RW David Jones (knee) are out. D Brett Clark (eye) is nearing a return.

QUOTE TO NOTE

"I apologize to everyone back home. Fortunately, I've been getting a few on the road."

-- Avalanche centre Matt Duchene, who has scored 12 of his 13 goals this season in road games.


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