With a win over the Flames, the Avs playoff hopes are still alive, but still in Calgary's hands.
Calgary had the lead in the game twice in the first two games, before the Avs scored 3 unanswered goals, putting the avs up 4-2. The Flames' Daymond Langkow scored a powerplay goal at 17:21 in the 3rd, bringng the score to 4-3.
Joe Sakic got a point on each of the Avalanche goals (1 goal and 3 assists), his goal being #609 of his career. Sakic moved to 15th place on the all-time scoring list, ahead of Dino Ciccarelli.
So what does this mean for the Avs and Flames? It means the Avalanche still have playoff hope, but are going to need help from San Jose and Edmonton to get there.
Each team has 3 games left on the season. If the Avs lose a single game, they are out of the playoffs. If the Flames win a single game, the Avs are out of the playoffs.
The final game of the season for these two teams is vs. each other. A make-up for a game that was postponed by a blizzard that hit the rockies this winter.