NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Phoenix
(Tuesday, January 27th)
Final Score: Calgary 2, Phoenix 1
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Shean Donovan scored on a penalty shot with 2:08 left in the third period to lift the Calgary Flames over the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 at Glendale Arena.
Donovan was skating in on a breakaway when he was hooked and pulled down from behind by Phoenix's Ossi Vaananen. The referee immediately blew the whistle and awarded the penalty shot.
Donovan then skated in toward the net, faked a shot and deked to his backhand before going back to the right side of the crease, where he slipped the game- winner past a sprawling Sean Burke. It was his second penalty-shot goal of the season, the other coming December 2 against San Jose.
Roman Turek stopped just 11 shots for the Flames, who have beaten the Coyotes three straight times. Jarome Iginla added the other tally in the victory.
"The shots were in our favor and Roman made some very big stops in the third," Iginla said.
Iginla's goal knotted the contest at 1-1 in the second for Calgary, which has just three wins in its last eight games (3-4-1).
"I think we totally controlled the game," said Calgary head coach Darryl Sutter. "This league is about men who work their tails off for 60 minutes. Our workers work every night."
Burke stopped 32 shots for Phoenix, which had a two-game winning streak snapped and fell to 2-4-2 in its last eight. Daymond Langkow scored the lone goal, as the Coyotes posted a season-low 12 shots on net.
Trailing 1-0 the Flames caught Burke out of position and finally scored the equalizer off the stick of Iginla with just 1:02 left in the second stanza.
Burke, who was behind the net, tried to play the puck along the right side of the boards. Iginla pinned the puck along the boards, skated near the right faceoff circle and backhanded a shot that beat a scrambling Burke five-hole. The unassisted power-play goal was Iginla's team-best 19th tally of the season.
Langkow scored the game's first goal 12:08 into the opening stanza to give the Coyotes a 1-0 lead. Langkow held the puck along the boards and wristed a shot from the left circle that deflected off Turek's pads and slipped through the netminder.
The Flames had a chance to score the equalizer late in the first when Robyn Regehr blasted a one-timer just beyond the blue line, but Burke was up to the task as he turned the shot aside.
Several moments later the Flames had another opportunity, this time it was an odd-man rush as Regehr and Iginla skated down the ice with the puck. After stringing together several passes between each other, Iginla ripped a blistering shot that was gloved by Burke to preserve a 1-0 lead heading into the second.
Burke was busy in the opening stanza, as he was peppered with 15 shots.
Phoenix had six shots on net through two periods...The Coyotes' Tyson Nash played in his 300th NHL game...Langkow has 11 points in his last 13 games (7 goals, 4 assists)...Turek faced just two shots in the second.
01/28 01:00:37 ET