Recap: Colorado Avalanche comeback attempt falls short, lose to Philadelphia Flyers 4-3.


Philadelphia Flyers’ Brayden Schenn (10), left, and Colorado Avalanche’s Jarome Iginia (12), right, fight in the second period of their NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Tom Mihalek, The Associated Press)

The Colorado Avalanche took the loss in their first game of a four-game road trip Saturday night, losing in regulation to the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3. Colorado trailed 4-0 entering the third period where they exploded for three unanswered goals – one short unfortunately of tying the game.

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A scary moment at the :55 mark left in the first period – Nathan MacKinnon bumped Flyers Luke Schenn in the back which led to him slamming into the boards as a scuffle ensued. I think it was bogus honestly, which in reality cost the Avalanche the game Saturday night. MacKinnon barely tapped Schenn and his skate buckled – leading to the fall. Here’s a look at the incident below.

Philadelphia went on to score two goals because of the penalty – a five-minute major issued to MacKinnon. Claude Giroux notched his third goal of the season with three seconds left in the period, beating Avalanche back-up goaltender Reto Berra. Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek recorded the assists.

The second goal on the power-play belonged to Wayne Simmonds – his seventh goal of the season. Claude Giroux picked up another point as did Jakub Voracek, putting the Avalanche in a 2-0 deficit early on. Philly wasn’t done there however, Brayden Schenn and Claude Giroux scored goals within a five minute span late in the second, pushing the Flyers to a demanding 4-0 lead.

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Don’t count out the Avs as we witnessed last season. Colorado scored three unanswered goals in the third as Maxime Talbot scored his first of the year early in the third. Alex Tanguay followed up Talbot with his sixth goal of the season just four minutes later – Tyson Barrie and Dennis Everberg picking up the helpers.

Congratulations to Zach Redmond. Redmond recorded his first goal as a member of the Colorado Avalanche at the 11:38 mark in the third period as Talbot and Cody McLeod picked up the helpers. Colorado fell one goal short of tying it up as Philadelphia took the 4-3 victory at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Colorado Avalanche (4-7-5, 13 points) resume their four-game road trip Tuesday night as they take on the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Puck-drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM EST, 5:00 PM MST.