Originally written February 01, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
CALGARY, Alberta -- The Colorado Avalanche wanted something to show for their four-game road trip. They got it. John Mitchell scored two goals and Paul Stastny had two in an 89-second span in the third period -- scoring the winner on the power play with 2:40 remaining -- and then adding a crucial insurance goal to lead the Avalanche to a 6-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. While the Flames were coming off a four-day break between games, the Avalanche arrived in Calgary after three straight road losses and gutted out a victory that was much closer than the final score indicated. "We really battled hard tonight," Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco said. "We just finished four games in six nights. We knew we had a tough little grind ahead of us, but credit to the guys, they stuck with it for 60 minutes tonight. "I thought we had found some good energy there in the third period. It was nice to see. It was a big on...
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