Published March 28, 2013
CALGARY, Alberta – Mike Cammalleri scored twice in the second period and Calgary held off the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Wednesday night with Flames captain Jarome Iginla out of the lineup for the first time in nearly six years amid speculation that he will traded to Boston.
Iginla was announced as a healthy scratch two hours before the start of the game. He sat out for the first time since April 8, 2007, in Colorado, ending his consecutive games streak at 441.
Jiri Hudler and Steve Begin also scored, Blake Comeau had two assists, and Joey MacDonald made 27 saves. The Flames, ahead of only Colorado in the 15-team Western Conference, won their eighth straight game on home ice to improve to 13-15-4.
Jamie McGinn, Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan O'Reilly scored for Colorado. The Avalanche have lost three straight games and seven of their past eight to drop to 1-17-4.