NHL Preview from The Sports Network|
Saturday, October 25th
(All times eastern)
Calgary Flames (3-3-1) at Phoenix Coyotes (3-3-0), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Coming off his first hat trick of the season, Jarome Iginla
and the Calgary Flames visit the Phoenix Coyotes for a contest this evening at
Iginla and the Flames found themselves trailing Nashville by three goals on
Thursday, but behind three scores from their star forward in addition to
markers by David Moss and Michael Cammalleri, Calgary roared back for a 5-3
Iginla's hat trick was the eighth of his career and sixth on the road.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is one of only three active players
with at least six road hat tricks, joining Anaheim's Teemu Selanne and Joe
Sakic of Colorado.
Iginla is tied for the team lead in goals with five along with Todd Bertuzzi,
while his seven points so far this year are a club best.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 35 saves, as the Flames picked up their first road win
of the season (1-2-0).
The Coyotes, meanwhile, were last in action on Thursday when they knocked off
the Washington Capitals, 2-1.
Ilya Bryzgalov had started each of Phoenix's first five games before giving
way to Mikael Tellqvist, who made 31 saves in the victory. Bryzgalov should be
back in net tonight as the Coyotes resume a four-game homestand.
Peter Mueller had the game-winning goal for the Coyotes, who saw their three-
game slide become history. Mikkel Boedker also lit the lamp in the win and
Olli Jokinen had an assist.
Phoenix, which will also host Pittsburgh and Minnesota on this stand, has won
both of its home games this season.
Calgary has won three straight over Phoenix and eight of the last 10 in the
series. The Flames has also claimed victory in two straight and four of the
last five in the desert.
The Flames outscored the Coyotes, 12-8, in last year's four-game series.
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