With Shane Doan out of the lineup with concussion symptoms, the Arizona Coyotes needed someone to step up. While someone did, the goaltending took a step back.
Anthony Duclair's two goals were not enough to defeat the Calgary Flames, who defeated Arizona by a final score of 5-2 in the penultimate game at Gila River Arena this season. The loss snapped Arizona's three game winning streak.
1-0 Calgary: The Flames wasted no time getting to Louis Domingue. Micheal Ferlund picked Nicklas Grossmann's pocket along the far-side boards, and found a streaking Sam Bennett just above the crease for Calgary's first of the night. Assists to Ferlund and Jakub Nakladal on the goal at 1:53.
1-1 Tie: Anthony Duclair scored his 18th of the year by doing what good goal scorers do: finding the open spot on the ice. He found a soft spot on the ice and skated to the crease to position himself perfectly for Martin Hanzal's cross-ice pass. Assists to Hanzal and Max Domi on the power play goal at 6:08.
2-1 Arizona: Duclair scored his second of the night in a manner similar to his first. Duclair redirected a point shot towards Joni Ortio. After Martin Hanzal took a whack at the puck, Duclair ended up in perfect position to Ortio's side to pot home the rebound. Assists to Hanzal and Alex Tanguay on the power play goal at 13:42.
2-2 Tie: Not willing to be overshadowed by Duclair, Sam Bennett scored his second of the night by cleaning up after himself. His first shot towards the net was saved by Domingue, but Bennett was able to lift the rebound to even the score. Assists to Joe Colbrone and Micheal Ferlund on the goal at 16:41.
3-2 Calgary: Sean Monahan gave the Flames the lead for good on the power play. The Coyotes were caught running around their own zone after losing a faceoff draw. Monahan was left alone away from the play, and when Domingue gave up a huge rebound Monahan was there to put the puck home. Assists to Dougie Hamilton and Mark Giordano on the power play goal at 19:31.
4-2 Calgary: Connor Murphy unwittingly helped the Flames acquire a two goal lead, after a relatively innocent TJ Brodie shot careened off Murphy's skate and past Domingue. Assists to Sean Monahan and Hunter Shinkaruk on the power play goal at 11:13.
5-2 Calgary: Arizona attempted to capitalized on a six-on-four opportunity late in the third period, but with the net empty, Joe Colbrone exited the penalty box at the perfect time to receive an outlet pass and ice the game. Assists to Sean Monahan and Derek Grant on the empty-net goal at 18:18.
|Calgary Flames||Arizona Coyotes|
|First Period Shots||6||5|
|Second Period Shots||5||11|
|Third Period Shots||10||8|
|Power Plays||2 for 3||2 for 4|
- For the Calgary perspective, check out Matchsticks and Gasoline.
- Shane Doan did not dress, as he continued to undergo the concussion protocol following Saturday night's hit in Philadelphia. Michael Stone did not play either, and is done for the season.
- Johnny Gaudreau was a late scratch for the Calgary Flames.
- The assist on Brodie's goal was the first point in Hunter Shinkaruk's career.
- Duclair's two goal game was his third multi-goal game this season.
- Tonight's game was the first time the Coyotes failed to record a point when Alex Tanguay recorded at least one point.
- Attendance: 14,347.
Arizona will take a quick trip to Dallas on Thursday night. Puck drop is at 5:30 PM Arizona time.