Avs Oust Flames, 5-1, Move On To Western Conference Semifinals

Colin Wilson - Derek Leung/Getty Images

Colin Wilson - Derek Leung/Getty Images

Colin Wilson (22) of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates one of his two goals against the Calgary Flames game five of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs on Friday, April 19 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

All series long, it was the Colorado Avananche that played like the number one seed.

Friday night in Calgary, the Avs advanced to the Western Conference finals with a dominating 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

Gabriel Landeskog put the Avalanche up 1-0 9:40 into the game. The Avs never looked back.

Up 2-1 a the first intermission, Colin Wilson scored a pair of goals in the second period and the 8th-seeded Avs were on their way to eliminating the Flames, the best team in the Western Conference during the regular season.

Mikko Rantanen added two goals. Tyson Barrie and Nathan MacKinnon each had three assists.

The Avs win their first playoff series since 2008.

Up next, the Western Conference semifinals against either Vegas or San Jose. Vegas leads three games to two.


Postgame comments from head coach Jared Bednar.

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