Having officially passed the midway point of the season, the Calgary Flames looked to take a winning streak into the all-star break on the road in Arizona to face the Coyotes. It was the first matchup of the season for these two teams.
The Flames were clearly the better of the two teams right from the opening face off. Just three minutes into the first period, Blake Coleman fired home a goal to give the Flames an early 1-0 lead.
Midway through the period, the Coyotes answered back with a tip-in goal from Alex Galchenyuk that beat Jacob Markstrom. Coyotes goaltender Karel Vejmelka was stellar in the first period stopping a ton of high quality Flames chances, but Elias Lindholm restored the one goal lead with a one-timer goal with 10 seconds left in the opening frame. The Flames fired 26 shots at Vejmelka in the first.
Clayton Keller got the Coyotes even once again with a snipe early in the second period. Despite dominating the game in basically every aspect, the Flames couldn’t hold onto the lead. Fortunately for them, Chris Tanev scored late in the second to give the Flames a 3-2 edge.
Just one goal was scored in the third period and it came off the stick of Oliver Kylington. With goals in back-to-back games, Kylington’s goal was the insurance marker that iced the contest. The Flames took a 4-2 win and three-game winning streak into the all-star break.
Check out our visualizations from the game below.
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