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Michael Ferland scores twice as Flames keep Avalanche winless in preseason with 2-1 victory

  • Colorado Avalanche defenseman Daniel Maggio (56) collides with Calgary Flames defenseman Patrick Sieloff (50) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Colorado Avalanche defenseman Daniel Maggio (56) collides with Calgary Flames defenseman Patrick Sieloff (50) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Calgary Flames' Kris Russell (4), Josh Jooris (86), Joe Colborne (8) and Raphael Diaz (36) congratulate Michael Ferland after Ferlan scored a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Calgary Flames' Kris Russell (4), Josh Jooris (86), Joe Colborne (8) and Raphael Diaz (36) congratulate Michael Ferland after Ferlan scored a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche center Samuel Henley (42) and Calgary Flames defenseman Nolan Yonkman (38) go after the puck during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Colorado Avalanche center Samuel Henley (42) and Calgary Flames defenseman Nolan Yonkman (38) go after the puck during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)  (The Associated Press)

Michael Ferland scored twice, including the go-ahead goal early in the second period, and the Calgary Flames kept Colorado winless in the preseason by beating the Avalanche 2-1 on Sunday night.

Karri Ramo made 22 saves before giving way to Joni Ortio for the third period.

Ryan O'Reilly scored for the Avalanche, who fell to 0-4-1 in the preseason. The teams play each other again Tuesday in Calgary.

Jarome Iginla nearly tied the game late in the third when he tried to stuff in the puck, but Ortio's pad kept it out of the net.

With just over two minutes remaining, and Brian McGrattan in the penalty box for delay of game, goalie Semyon Varlamov was pulled for an extra skater, but Colorado couldn't score the tying goal.