NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Calgary
(Monday, February 26th)
Final Score: Calgary 5, Phoenix 2
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Wayne Primeau scored twice as the Calgary Flames downed the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-2, at Pengrowth Saddledome.
David Moss, Kristian Huselius and Andrei Zyuzin each had a goal for the Flames, who have won their last two games.
"It feels good to get that first goal with the new team and get the win cause we need these points," said Primeau. "My linemates deserve a lot of credit for the opportunities I had tonight and I was fortunate to finish them off."
Primeau was acquired on February 10 from Boston along with defenseman Brad Stuart. The goals were his first in 20 games overall.
Jamie McLennan made 30 saves for Calgary, which has 75 points and is in a tie for the seventh spot in the Western Conference.
Yanic Perreault and Steven Reinprecht each had a goal for the Coyotes, who have dropped seven of their last eight games. Mikael Tellqvist stopped 28 shots in the loss.
The Flames scored the first three goals of the contest to take control of the game.
Halfway through the first period, Alex Tanguay sent a pass from the right side across the goalmouth to Moss, who banged it into the net on his second attempt for his seventh goal of the season.
In the final minute of the first period Huselius fired a wrist shot from the right circle that went into the left corner of the net for a 2-0 lead.
Just 5:27 into the second period, Primeau picked up an errant clearing attempt and backhanded a shot from the low slot that went between the pads of Tellqvist for his eighth goal of the season.
Phoenix finally got on the scoreboard with a power-play goal when a slap shot in the high slot by Derek Morris was tipped by Perreault, to make it a 3-1 game eight minutes into the second.
The Flames, though, got the goal back a little over four minutes later when a slap shot by Zyuzin found its way through a screen and into the back of the net.
Just 40 seconds later, another Phoenix turnover led to a Calgary goal when Tony Amonte intercepted an ill-advised pass and from the low left side gave the puck to Primeau, who blasted a one-timer past Tellqvist for a 5-1 lead.
Phoenix got the final goal of the game when a wrist shot by Reinprecht in the high slot went through a screen and into the net with 6:42 to play.
Calgary hosts Minnesota on Wednesday...The Coyotes play in Edmonton on Tuesday...Calgary won three of four games against Phoenix this season...The Flames went 2-for-5 on the power play while Phoenix scored on one of its two chances.
02/27 01:19:02 ET