Stastny scores twice to lead Avs past Flames 6-3

Stastny scores twice to lead Avs past Flames 6-3
January 31, 2013, 11:57 pm
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Colorado Avalanche's Patrick Bordeleau, left, crashes into the boards after chasing Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)


CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Paul Stastny scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

John Mitchell and P.A. Parenteau also each had two goals and an assist for the Avalanche, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Matt Duchene and Jamie McGinn both added a pair of assists.

Jiri Hudler had two goals and an assist in a losing cause for the Flames, who hadn't played since beating Edmonton 4-3 at home last Saturday. Alex Tanguay had the other goal for the Flames, while Matt Stajan added two assists.

In his first start of the season for the Avalanche, Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 25 of 28 shots to pick up the win.