NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Phoenix |
(Thursday, November 10th)
Final Score: Calgary 4, Phoenix 3
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Jarome Iginla scored a goal and had two
assists to lift the Calgary Flames past the Phoenix Coyotes, 4-3, at Glendale
Iginla scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal on a penalty shot,
while Robyn Regehr netted his first goal of the season for the Flames, who
have won five games in a row.
Steven Reinprecht added a goal and an assist, Chuck Kobasew scored, and
Philippe Sauve made 20 saves in the win.
"I think we played real well offensively," said Sauve. "We didn't give them
anything. They scored on a few lucky breaks."
Oleg Saprykin, Mike Johnson, and Ladislav Nagy all scored for the Coyotes, who
have lost two of their last three games. A win would have put Phoenix above
.500, but instead the club fell to 8-9-2 on the season.
Curtis Joseph was bombarded with 43 shots in the game, stopping 39 of them.
With Calgary up 3-2, the Flames put a shot on goal that got past Joseph and
was headed into the net. However, Phoenix defenseman Paul Mara grabbed the
puck with his glove to prevent it from going into the net and threw it under
Joseph, giving the Flames a penalty shot.
Not surprisingly, the Flames elected to have Iginla take the shot, who was on
the ice at the time of the infraction, and the forward beat Joseph low stick
side with a wrister for a 4-2 lead.
The goal proved to be big as the Coyotes would net a goal with 33 seconds left
in the contest. Derek Morris dumped the puck around the end boards into the
zone and the puck took a strange hop as Joseph went around the net to play the
The disc bounced right to the stick of Nagy, who punched the puck into the
empty net for the goal. However, the Coyotes would fail to get the equalizer
before time expired.
"They are a tough team to play," Iginla said of Phoenix. "Their skating well,
you can see their confidence is up and it felt good to beat them once this
The Flames netted the first goal of the game just 1:52 into the contest. After
Phoenix was called for too many men on the ice, Regehr lit the lamp with a
slap shot from the left blueline that found the back of the net.
Saprykin's goal 8:48 into the opening frame tied the game at one after the
forward threw a pass in front of the net from the left boards that hit off a
defenseman's stick and into the net.
However, Calgary would then run off two straight goals to regain the lead.
First, Kobasew's goal made it 2-1 with 2:14 remaining in the first and
Reinprecht would make it a two-goal cushion after his fourth goal of the year
8:08 into the second period.
Johnson's power-play tally made it a 3-2 game with 7:56 left in the second.
Daymond Langkow and Tony Amonte both had assists on Regehr's goal. It was
Langkow's eighth of the year, while Amonte recorded his seventh...Iginla now
has 17 points on the season...Mara tallied his 12th assist of the year...The
Flames converted three times on seven power plays. The Coyotes finished 1-
for-4 with the man advantage...Calgary outshot Phoenix 43-23. It was the most
shots the Flames recorded this season and the most the Coyotes have allowed
11/11 00:28:16 ET