NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Phoenix|
(Thursday, February 9th)
Final Score: Phoenix 2, Calgary 1 (OT)
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Shane Doan scored the game-winner in overtime
to give the Phoenix Coyotes a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday.
Taylor Pyatt scored in regulation for the Coyotes, who extended their season-
high win streak to four games.
"You've got to find ways to get points," Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett said.
"It was just not a pretty game at all so we'll take the points, stick those in
the bank and move on."
Mike Smith stopped 22-of-23 shots in the win.
Olli Jokinen tallied a goal and Leland Irving made 34 saves in the Flames'
fourth loss in six games.
Calgary trailed 1-0 entering the third period, but tied the game up 4:01 into
the frame on a 4-on-4 when Mark Giordano's slap shot from the high slot
deflected off the leg of Jokinen and into the net.
Smith stopped the other six shots he faced and Irving blocked 10 in the final
stanza to force overtime.
But Calgary's Mikael Backlund was whistled for tripping 2:07 into the extra
frame and the Coyotes took advantage of the penalty with the game-winner when
Radim Vrbata fed a pass from the right of the net to the top of the left
circle, where Doan blasted a one-timer past Irving.
"We knew it wasn't going to be an easy game." Flames head coach Brent Sutter
said. "It's a point you could of had that you let get away from you, but the
positive is that you did get a point."
Pyatt gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead at the 7:43 mark of the first period after
deciding to keep the puck himself on a 2-on-1 rush and wristing a shot through
the pads of Irving.
Phoenix has won nine of the last 12 meetings between the teams...Phoenix went
1-for-3 on the power play, while Calgary was 0-for-3 on the man
advantage...Phoenix sits eighth in the Western Conference playoff race with 60
points, two ahead of Calgary, Dallas and Minnesota.
02/10 01:14:47 ET