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Avalanche make furious comeback against Calgary (Pictures)

10:40 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing P.A. Parenteau (15) reacts to his go ahead assist during the third period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) enters the ice before the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Sven Baertschi (47) controls the puck behind the net during the first period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames defenseman Chris Butler (44) and goalie Joey MacDonald (35) and defenseman Dennis Wideman (26) attempt to stop a power play attempt by Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) and center John Mitchell (7) late in the second period of the game at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano (5) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Cody McLeod (55) reach for a puck during the second period of the game at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny (26) attempt to score on Calgary Flames goalie Joey MacDonald (35) during the second period of the game at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames goalie Joey MacDonald (35) deflects away a shot on goal during the first period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames defenseman Derek Smith (27) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) battle for control of the puck during the second period of the game at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Jiri Hudler (24) reacts to his assist during the second period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames right wing Jarome Iginla (12) is called for goalie interference on Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) on this play during the first period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing David Jones (54) attempts to score on Calgary Flames goalie Joey MacDonald (35) as defenseman Mark Giordano (5) defends during the first period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) guards his net during the first period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames right wing Jarome Iginla (12) is called for goalie interference on Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) on this play during the first period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Mike Cammalleri (13) is congratulated for his goal by teammates center Steve Begin (25) and right wing Lee Stempniak (22) during the first period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco talks to his players early in the first period of the game after giving up two goals to the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) advances to the net as his attempt is stopped by Calgary Flames defenseman Derek Smith (27) during the first period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Mike Cammalleri (13) is congratulated for his goal during the first period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny (26) is congratulated a goal in the the third period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames goalie Joey MacDonald (35) defends his net against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie (7) takes a shot on goal during the third period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames right wing Jarome Iginla (12) takes a shot on goal during the third period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Shane O'Brien (5) takes a shot on goal during the second period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman (26) is checked Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny (26) during the second period of the game at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche mascot Bernie during the third period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan O'Byrne (3) reacts to his goal with center Matt Duchene (9) and defenseman Shane O'Brien (5) and left wing Jamie McGinn (11) during the second period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) is congratulated for the win by left wing Cody McLeod (55) during the third period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) is congratulated for his go ahead goal by teammates defenseman Matt Hunwick (22) and left wing Jamie McGinn (11) and defenseman Ryan O'Byrne (3) and right wing P.A. Parenteau (15) during the third period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) reacts to his go ahead goal by teammates defenseman Matt Hunwick (22) and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan O'Byrne (3) during the third period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (4) reacts to his first period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Calgary Flames goalie Joey MacDonald (35) reacts to giving up a goal to Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan O'Byrne (3) (not pictured) during the second period of the game at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche fans react to the goal that was under review by Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny (26) (not pictured) during the third period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) is congratulated for the win by center Matt Duchene (9) during the third period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Shane O'Brien (5) prepares to take a shot on goal during the second period of the game against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Feb 28 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) skates against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Flames 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
    
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DENVER - The Avalanche gave up a pair of goals to the Flames in the first five minutes of the game but made a furious comeback in the third period to win the game 5-4.

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