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Bad second period costs Flames in loss to Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere tries to get his stick out from under falling...

Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere tries to get his stick out from under falling Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Dec. 6, 2013. (MIKE DREW/QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:35 AM ET

CALGARY - A deep freezer outside.

An Avalanche inside.

Too much for the Calgary Flames.

A one-minute to forget late in the second period proved to be the difference as the Calgary Flames dropped a 3-2 game to the Colorado Avalanche Friday night in the Saddledome.

The Flames scored first for only the 10th time this season and had a lead heading into the second frame for only the fifth time, but the Avs - coming off a humbling 8-2 loss in Edmonton the night before and an awful opening period - were buzzing after the first intermission.

Calgary goalie Karri Ramo held the fort for 18 minutes of the second-period onslaught, but he definitely would want another crack on the play that led to Maxime Talbot's tally that put the visitors on the board.


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