Bertuzzi lifts Flames to 5-4 win over Avs |

Bertuzzi lifts Flames to 5-4 win over Avs

CALGARY, Alberta ” Todd Bertuzzi scored twice and the Calgary Flames hung on for a 5-4 win over Colorado, their first of the season.

Jarome Iginla scored short-handed at 7:23 of the third period gave the Flames a 4-3 lead over the winless Avalanche.

Four minutes later, Calgary went ahead by two when Iginla’s shot from the right wing was kicked out right to Bertuzzi, who slapped the rebound into the open side, but the Avalanche got within one just 18 seconds later when Ben Guite’s 60-foot one-hop wrist shot was muffed by Miikka Kiprusoff.

Colorado wasn’t able to score after that, despite a power play. Calgary finally won after opening the season with a pair of losses, one in overtime, to the Vancouver Canucks.

Dustin Boyd and Craig Conroy also scored for the notoriously slow-starting Flames (1-1-1) who are off to their fastest start since 2003-04.

Cody McLeod, John-Michael Liles, and Ryan Smyth also scored for Colorado (0-3-0).

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