Avalanche, Flames wrap up home-and-home series

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Calgary (10-8-1) at Colorado (8-9-0) 9:00 p.m. EST

DENVER (Ticker) -- The Calgary Flames ended the Avalanche's

three-game win streak on Tuesday, but Colorado will not have to

wait long to get revenge.

The Avalanche aim for retribution on Thursday when they host the

Flames in the conclusion of a home-and-home series.

Defenseman Adrian Aucoin tallied to snap a tie with 7:32

remaining in the third period as Calgary scored three times in

the session en route to a 4-1 win over Colorado on Tuesday.

Rene Bourque and David Moss also scored, captain Jarome Iginla

added an empty-net goal and Daymond Langkow notched two assists

as the Flames defeated the Avalanche for the third time and

halted their Northwest Division rival's surge at three wins.

Goalie Peter Budaj suffered the loss, but hopes that the

Colorado defense steps up in the rematch. Budaj made 13 saves

in the first period, 18 in the second and 16 in the third to

keep the Avalanche competitive during the loss.

"When they throw everything at us like that, it's a tough thing

to defense," Budaj said. "They're coming at us at 100 miles per

hour and they're a big, physical team. Tonight, we didn't win

the battles on the wall, and the result was they got a lot of

shots."

Calgary, which fired a season-high 51 shots on goal, will look

for more of the same as the back-to-back is completed.

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