Avs sting Flames with series-clinching win
The Calgary Flames have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Colorado Avalanche beat Calgary 5-1 on Friday to oust the Flames from their best-of-seven first-round series in five games.
Calgary entered the playoffs as the No. 1 team in the Western Conference after a 107-point regular season, while Colorado qualified as the second wild card.
The Flames won the series opener at home before dropping four in a row, including two in overtime.