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
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
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
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