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Taylor to get first NHL start for Flames

Monday, 02.18.2013 / 12:37 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Taylor to get first NHL start for Flames

The Calgary Flames will give Daniel Taylor his first NHL start in goal Monday night when they face the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena.

The 26-year-old Taylor's only prior NHL experience came during the 2007-08 season with the Los Angeles Kings. He relieved Erik Ersberg for the third period in a 7-2 loss to Dallas on March 29, 2008 and allowed two goals on 10 shots.

The Flames are dealing with an injury to starting goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff and have been using rookie Leland Irving and veteran Joey MacDonald in his absence.

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I kept refreshing the page on the NHL website after the second round and I was shocked he lasted that long. I'm sure the Coyotes were pretty happy to get him. He's such a good player and he plays big in big games.

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