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Calgary 5, Arizona 2
When: 9:00 PM ET, Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Referees: T.J. Luxmore, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Andrew Smith
Attendance: 11198

Michael Frolik and Zac Rinaldo each had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night in Glendale, Ariz.

Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Milan Lucic also scored for the Flames, who improved to 5-0-0 under coach Geoff Ward since he replaced the fired Bill Peters. Goaltender Cam Talbot made 46 saves, one shy of his career high, set for the Edmonton Oilers at Boston in December 2015.

The Flames also extended their point streak to eight games (7-0-1).

Jakob Chychrun and Phil Kessel scored for the Coyotes, who opened a three-game homestand. Antti Raanta stopped 24 of 29 shots.

The Flames took an early lead, scoring twice in the opening five minutes.

Frolik put Calgary on top at 2:11 of the first, after Rinaldo forced a turnover. Frolik deked to his backhand before beating Raanta.

Gaudreau made it 2-0 at 4:03 with a quick snap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle after Derek Ryan won a faceoff.

The Flames extended their lead in the second as Rinaldo scored on a one-timer from the high slot off a pass from Frolik at 5:28.

Monahan made it 4-0 at 14:18 of the second. Mikael Backland redirected a stretch pass to a wide-open Monahan on the left wing, and Monahan skated into the faceoff circle before scoring on a wrist shot.

The Coyotes finally got on the board with 11 seconds left in the second, as Chychrun intercepted a Calgary clearing attempt between the top of the faceoff circles and scored on a wrister through a maze of defenders.

Lucic tapped in pass from Rasmus Andersson for a power-play goal at 14:32 of the third to give the Flames a 5-1 lead.

Kessel capped the scoring with a power-play goal at 19:28.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Calgary   Arizona
Michael Frolik 2 Points Jakob Chychrun 1
Michael Frolik 1 Goals Jakob Chychrun 1
Michael Frolik 1 Assists Clayton Keller 1
Milan Lucic 1 Power Play Goals Phil Kessel 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cam Talbot .958 Save Percentage Antti Raanta .828
Cam Talbot 46 Saves Antti Raanta 24
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 29 5 1-3 0-1 4 31
Arizona 48 2 1-1 2-3 8 36
Upcoming Games
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Flames have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .562 after a loss.