Flames-Coyotes Game Blog: 4-3 Coyotes
The scoring came fast and furious in the early part of the period. Keith Yandle was able to bounce a shot off of Jay Bouwmeester's leg to make it 3-1 at 1:53. Then, at 2:12, Michal Rozsival snapped a point shot through at a crowd that evaded Kiprusoff's eye.
The Flames answered with a power play marker from Mikael Backlund. The youngster's 9th of the year came at 3:09 with assists going to Mark Giordano and Jarome Iginla.
Calgary didn't stop there. Alex Tanguay wired an incredible sharp angle shot past Bryzgalov at 9:28 to cut the Coyotes lead to a single goal. Helpers went to Bourque and Bouwmeester.
2ND PERIOD RECAP: 2-1 COYOTES
After Jarome Iginla rung a shot off the post, the Coyotes stormed back with a goal to take the lead for the second time in the game. Belanger was able to come in on a breakaway and backhanded the puck past Kiprusoff's glove. Korpikovski and Doan assisted.
1ST PERIOD RECAP: 1-1
The visitors opened the scoring after a sleepy five minutes of play without a shot on net. Lee Stempniak scored his 15th of the season at 8:25 with the assists going to Vernon Fiddler and Taylor Pyatt.
The Flames responded with a goal from Jokinen at 18:02. Rene Bourque threw the puck towards the net at a sharp angle and Jokinen was able to snag the rebound and put it top shelf. Kiprusoff had the second assist on the play after a huge save on Ray Whitney from point-blanke range.
Flames scratches: D Brendan Mikkelson, F Brendan Morrison, F Freddy Modin
Flames starting lineup: G Miikka Kiprusoff, D Jay Bouwmeester, D Robyn Regehr, F Olli Jokinen, F Curtis Glencross, F Rene Bourque
Coyotes scratches: D Oliver Ekman-Larsson, F Martin Hanzel, F Brett MacLean
Coyotes starting lineup: G Ilya Bryzgalov, D Keith Yandle, D Derrick Morris, F Shane Doan, F Eric Belanger, F Lauri Korpikovski