Rene Bourque (Wikimedia Commons)
The Calgary Flames capitalized on their second period opportunities Wednesday night at the Pengrowth Saddledome in defeating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2.
After completely dominating the first period by outshooting the Avalanche 21-5, the game was only tied up at one goal apiece.
But in the second period, the Flames scored twice on seven shots as Lee Stempniak and Rene Bourque both placed the puck past Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
Bourque would add his second of the game, fifth of the season, in an empty net with 58 seconds left in the game.
Rookie Roman Horak scored his first National Hockey League career goal in the first period to tie the game at one. Horak was traded from the New York Rangers to the Calgary Flames with two second round draft picks in 2011 for Swedish prospect Tim Erixon and a fifth round pick in 2011 on June 1.
Miikka Kiprusoff, celebrating his 35th birthday, made 35 saves in the win.
Prior to the game, the Flames honoured former owner Harley Hotchkiss, who passed away on June 22 of cancer.
The Flames improve to 3-4-1 on the season, while the Avalanche fall to 6-3.