DENVER – Jarome Iginla scored twice and the Calgary Flames routed the deflated Colorado Avalanche 9-1 Monday night.
Olli Jokinen and David Moss had a goal and three assists each and Curtis Glencross also scored two goals hours after Avalanche star Peter Forsberg again announced his retirement from hockey after two games in his latest comeback.
Anton Babchuk, Alex Tanguay and Matt Stajan also scored and Miikka Kiprusoff had 17 saves for the Flames, who had five goals in the first period. Backup goalie Henrik Karlsson played the final 6:51 and made five saves.
Daniel Winnik scored for Colorado, which has lost eight in a row and 10 of 11. The Avalanche also lost centre Matt Duchene to a hand injury late in the second period.
This was supposed to be Forsberg’s home debut in his latest NHL comeback but the Avalanche announced Monday morning he was retiring after two games with the club because of his troublesome right foot.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP)—Ray Whitney had a goal and an assist, and the Phoenix Coyotes frustrated Washington’s top line.
Ilya Bryzgalov had 29 saves, Martin Hanzal and Vernon Fiddler each scored and the Coyotes blocked a season-high 20 shots to win their fifth straight game and move atop the Pacific Division.
Phoenix also held Washington’s top line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin to one point—an assist by Semin on Marcus Johansson’s goal in the second period.
Matt Bradley scored in the third period to get Washington back within a goal, but the Caps couldn’t get past Bryzgalov even after sending Ovechkin out as a fourth forward late.
ST. LOUIS (AP)—Andy McDonald and Patrik Berglund scored power-play goals.
Alex Steen also scored for St. Louis, which won for the third time in the last 10 games. Vancouver lost for the second time in nine games.
St. Louis had scored just once in 12 previous power plays, but went 2 for 5 on Monday. Vancouver had killed off 36 straight penalties before Andy McDonald connected at 5:10 of the first period for a 1-0 lead.
Berglund added a man-advantage goal late in the second period to make it 3-1.
Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo had a 21-game regulation unbeaten string snapped. He came in with a 16-0-5 mark and had won his previous six starts.