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The Calgary Flames attempted to rub out the competition Wednesday night at the Saddledome. Star scorers Jarome Iginla and Olli Jokinen looked to ease criticism of top-line scoring as each nabbed a marker within 1:10 of the opening faceoff. Instead, the Flames dropped the lead, losing their first game against the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2.   When the Western Conference-leading Colorado Avalanche arrived at the Saddledome Wednesday night, they presented the a unique challenge to a talented Calgary Flames team plagued by bad habits.

The result? A two-goal lead—and three-game Calgary winning streak—sacrificed in favour of Colorado’s extraordinary season start in a 3-2 loss for the home side.  

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