Flames Stay Ahead of Avalanche

Canucks win third straight, O'Sullivan lifts Kings in shootout
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 21, 2008 1:47 AM CDT
Colorado Avalanche's David Jones, right, pressures Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, from Finland, as he grabs the puck during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)
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(Newser) – The Calgary Flames moved two points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche for sixth place in the West with a 2-1 win last night , reports the Associated Press. Daymond Langkow and Craig Conroy both scored power-play goals in the first period as the Flames moved within a point of Minnesota for the lead in the Northwest Division. In other NHL action:

  • The Vancouver Canucks won their third game in a row with a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Matt Pettinger's second-period goal was the difference.
  • The Phoenix Coyotes scored with 24 seconds left in regulation, but Patrick O'Sullivan scored in a shootout to give the Los Angeles Kings a 6-5 win.