Flames 3, Coyotes 1

Niklas Hagman scored a goal and added an assist to lead the

Calgary Flames to 3-1 preseason win against the Phoenix Coyotes on

Tuesday night.

Calgary captain Jarome Iginla also scored for the Flames (4-0),

and rookie defenseman T.J. Brodie notched his third goal in two


Henrik Karlsson, acquired by the Flames from the San Jose Sharks

during the offseason, made 19 saves and earned his second win of

the preseason.

Shane Doan scored the only goal for the Coyotes (4-2), who got

24 saves from Jason LaBarbera.

Iginla scored his second goal of the preseason just 17 seconds

into the game. Olli Jokinen’s initial shot was stopped easily by

LaBarbera, but Iginla swatted in the rebound before the Phoenix

goalie could cover the puck.

The Coyotes tied it five minutes later when Doan netted his

team-leading third goal. Wojtek Wolski intercepted Jay

Bouwmeester’s failed clearing attempt and sent a pass to the slot,

where Doan wristed a shot into the top corner.

LaBarbera made a pair of blocker saves on shots by Jokinen and

Mikael Backlund before standing his ground to turn aside another

scoring chance by Iginla.

Hagman put the Flames up 2-1 early in the second period when he

sent a heavy shot into the top corner over LaBarbera’s outstretched

glove hand.

Jokinen left the Calgary bench during the second period after

playing just three shifts and didn’t return.

Brodie then gave the Flames an insurance goal 5:36 into the

third when he took a pass from Hagman and fired a low point shot

past LaBarbera.