NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, November 4th (All times eastern)
Phoenix Coyotes (4-5-0) at Calgary Flames (7-4-1), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - One game after having a six-game winning streak snapped, the Calgary Flames will try to get back on track tonight when they welcome the Phoenix Coyotes to the Saddledome.
Calgary won its sixth straight contest with Saturday's 3-2 decision in Los Angeles. However, the following day in Anaheim, the Flames failed to put together their first seven-game winning streak since an eight-game run from November 1-16, 2005.
Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and assist and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 34 saves to help the Ducks to the 3-2 victory over Calgary at the Honda Center. It was Anaheim's eighth straight home win over the Flames.
Curtis Glencross and Todd Bertuzzi recorded goals while captain Jarome Iginla registered two assists for the Flames. Iginla has racked up 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in his last six outings and leads Calgary with 14 points on the year.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 34 saves in taking the loss and fell to 7-4-1 in 2008-09.
The Flames are 4-1-1 as the host this season and are playing the first of two straight at the Saddledome tonight. Calgary will also welcome Nashville to Alberta on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Coyotes have dropped five of their last seven games since beginning the 2008-09 campaign with back-to-back wins.
Phoenix was handed a close loss by visiting Minnesota on Saturday. Eric Belanger's goal midway through the third period proved to be the game-winner as the Wild edged the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-2, at Jobing.com Arena.
Olli Jokinen had both goals for the Coyotes, while Ilya Bryzgalov allowed three goals on 33 shots in defeat.
Sunday's setback marked the end of a four-game homestand for the Coyotes, who are now on the road for two straight games. Phoenix is just 1-3-0 as the visiting team this season and has dropped three straight away from Arizona.
The Flames have won four straight, five of six and nine of the last 11 meetings with the Coyotes. Phoenix hasn't fared well in Calgary either, losing four of five and seven of its previous nine contests at the Saddledome.
11/04 10:54:12 ET