Avalanche 1, Flames 0
Mar. 30, 2001
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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Rookie David Aebischer made 29 saves for his third shutout and Chris Drury scored with 4:39 left as the Colorado Avalanche beat Calgary 1-0 on Thursday night.
The Avalanche won their 50th game of the season to set break the franchise record of 49 set in 1996-97.
With Flames defenseman Denis Gauthier in the penalty box for roughing, Drury ripped a slap shot from the blue line that trickled past goalie Fred Brathwaite.
The goal came just 27 seconds after Brathwaite set a franchise record for consecutive shutout minutes, surpassing the mark of 159 minutes, 40 seconds set by Mike Vernon in 1992-93.
Aebischer has won his last five starts to improve to 12-5-3. His best save came midway through the third period when he stopped Jarome Iginla's hard slap shot from 15 feet.
Aebischer, who was busiest in the second period when Calgary had 15 shots, also stopped Craig Conroy on a close-in chance with less than two minutes remaining.
Notes: Colorado has won six of its last seven games and is 14-2-1-2 in its last 19 games. ... Avalanche star Joe Sakic's points streak ended at 10 games.