Arizona Coyotes get torched by Flames in Calgary

Apr 16, 2022, 10:37 PM
Arizona Coyotes goalie Harri Sateri looks back as the Calgary Flames score during second-period NHL...

Arizona Coyotes goalie Harri Sateri looks back as the Calgary Flames score during second-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, April 16, 2022. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk each had two goals and two assists and the Calgary Flames routed the Arizona Coyotes 9-1 on Saturday night after they clinched a playoff spot before the game started.

Edmonton locked Pacific Division-leading Calgary into the postseason by beating Vegas 4-0 earlier in the day.

Dillon Dube also scored twice and Elias Lindholm had a goal and three assists. Andrew Mangiapane and Blake Coleman added goals and Jacob Markstrom stopped 25 shots.

Arizona led 1-0 after the first period on Nick Ritchie’s first-minute goal. The Flames broke it open with four goals in a 2:27 span early in the second.

“We’re happy about our first period, and we go into the second and they scored two quick,” head coach André Tourigny told reporters postgame. “Then it’s three and four.

“That’s really tough mentally. That’s something we need to address and be better. It’s not a lack of will or desire from our players. Right now we’re beating ourselves up mentally and we’re having a tough time getting out of those slumps.”

Lindholm and Tkachuk each scored their 39th goals and Gaudreau had his 36th.

“They’re a 100-point team who lost an important game last time out. They were ready,” Tourigny said. “We’re proud of our first period, but you need to sustain it for 60 minutes.”


Coyotes defenseman J.J. Moser left the game due to a lower-body injury.


The Coyotes host Carolina on Monday night at 7 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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