The Tennessean
National Hockey League
Calgary 3, Phoenix 2
When: 9:30 PM ET, Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Referees: Brad Meier, Chris Rooney
Linesmen: Mike Cvik, Andy McElman
Attendance: 19289

Flames 3, Coyotes 2: Matt Stajan scored the decisive goal late in the second period and Karri Ramo made 30 saves as Calgary began its five-game homestand with its first win in five contests (1-3-1).

Rookie Sean Monahan and Lance Bouma also tallied for the Flames, who produced their highest offensive output in nine games. Ramo also notched an assist as Calgary scored more than two goals for the first time since a 4-3 triumph at Colorado on Jan. 6.

Antoine Vermette scored his second short-handed goal in two games and captain Shane Doan also tallied for the Coyotes, who have lost eight of 11. Mike Smith turned aside 23 shots in defeat.

Calgary opened the scoring midway through the first period as TJ Galiardi made a backhand pass from below the right faceoff circle to Monahan, who buried it from the doorstep for his team-leading 14th goal. Bouma made it 2-0 at 8:48 of the second by converting a short breakaway from the left circle, but Vermette beat Ramo with a one-timer from above the slot less than four minutes later to halve the deficit.

Stajan drilled a shot from the top of the slot past Smith with 3:59 remaining in the session to restore the Flames' two-goal advantage. Doan beat Ramo with a wrist shot from the left circle at 6:50 of the third, but the Coyotes were unable to get the equalizer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Coyotes were the lone team without a short-handed goal before Vermette registered the 19th of his career in Monday's loss to Toronto. ... Calgary captain Mark Giordano extended his point streak to five games with an assist on Stajan's goal while Phoenix D Keith Yandle set up Doan's tally to stretch his assist streak to five contests. ... Flames C Paul Byron missed the game with a lower-body injury suffered Monday against San Jose.
Top Game Performances
Phoenix   Calgary
Shane Doan 1 Points Lance Bouma 1
Shane Doan 1 Goals Lance Bouma 1
Lauri Korpikoski 1 Assists T.J. Brodie 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
Antoine Vermette 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .885 Save Percentage Karri Ramo .938
Mike Smith 23 Saves Karri Ramo 30
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 32 2 0-2 2-2 4 31
Calgary 26 3 0-2 2-2 4 34
Upcoming Games
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Nashville. The Flames have a W/L % of .188 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Edmonton. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .458 after a win and .462 after a loss.