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Tuesday, October 24th (All times eastern)

Phoenix Coyotes (2-7-0) at Calgary Flames (2-4-1), 9:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - Two teams trying to end three-game skids meet tonight when the Calgary Flames host the Phoenix Coyotes at the Saddledome.

Calgary is fresh off a four-game road trip that ended with Thursday's 3-2 loss to Boston. Glen Murray scored twice and Marc Savard added a pair of assists to lift the Bruins.

Daymond Langkow and Alex Tanguay scored for the Flames, who finished their road trip 1-2-1. Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff made 27 saves in the losing effort.

On the injury front, forward Stephane Yelle suffered a serious ankle injury in the loss and is out indefinitely. Yelle sustained a broken right ankle and sprained ankle ligaments.

Calgary went 0-for-3 on the power play and is a horrible 3-for-44 with the man-advantage for the season (6.8 percent).

The Flames begin a three-game home set tonight and will host Nashville on Saturday.

Phoenix, meanwhile, skated to its latest loss on Monday, falling 5-2 in Edmonton. Petr Sykora had a four point night to lift the Oilers.

Jeremy Roenick and Mike Comrie each scored for the Coyotes, while goaltender Curtis Joseph yielded all five Edmonton goals on 39 shots.

The Coyotes did get back on the scoreboard, as they had lost their last two games -- to Los Angeles and Dallas -- in shutout fashion by 4-0 scores.

Phoenix, which made a big splash signing free agent defenseman Ed Jovanovski over the summer, has also struggled stopping the opposition. The Coyotes have allowed a league-high 38 goals in the early going.

Wayne Gretzky's club will host Edmonton on Thursday.

Phoenix and Calgary split four meetings last season.

10/24 10:21:00 ET


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