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Final Look: Coyotes Pick Up a Point in Calgary

Nine different players register a point for Arizona and Raanta makes a season-high 39 saves; Coyotes earn three of four in Alberta

by Alex Kinkopf @AEKinkopf / Game Recap

COYOTES PICK UP A POINT IN CALGARY

Empty-handed they did not leave. The Coyotes earned a point in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.

The team earned three of a possible four points during its back-to-back venture through Alberta and now own a 9-4-2 record, situating them in a tie for third-place in the Pacific Division. The Coyotes have earned points in 11 of their last 13 games (9-2-2).

Clayton Keller struck early, depositing a howitzer from the right face-off dot as he drove his weight into a wheelhouse feed from Nick Schmaltz . Keller's goal, his second of the season, gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead with 11:31 to play in the first period.

Christian Dvorak doubled the Coyotes' lead early in the second period, getting a stick on a Phil Kessel area shot to redirect the puck off the post and into the net to give Arizona a 2-0 advantage.

The Flames chipped back late in the second on a back-door power play goal from Johnny Gaudreau. The Coyotes entered the third period with a 2-1 lead.

With 9:29 to play in regulation, Vinnie Hinostroza retrieved as the Coyotes cycled low in Calgary's zone and walked out to find the back of the net with a shot to the top far corner, scoring his first goal of the season to give Arizona a 3-1 lead.

Hinostroza said he "felt 200 pounds lighter" after scoring his first of the year.

The Flames scored twice in a :49 second span to tie the game, 3-3, in the final 3:30 of regulation. Both goals came via deflections.

The Coyotes extended to overtime for the second straight game, and for the fifth time this season.

Despite dictating play and possession for the majority of the extra frame, the Coyotes even registering the first five shots during 3-on-3 action, the Flames recouped to produce the game-winner with :34 seconds left in overtime.

"We had three or four breakaways [during the game], and we could've made it 4-1, but we didn't," head coach Rick Tocchet said afterward. "Calgary didn't give up, pucks hit a couple shafts, they had two goals that hit off shafts go in, and then overtime."

Antti Raanta made 39 saves on the night.

Nine different skaters recorded a point for the Coyotes.

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TRACKING IT

GAME #15: ARIZONA (3) at CALGARY (4) F/OT

  • SOG: ARI - 37, CGY - 43
  • PP: ARI - 0/5, CGY - 2/6

ARIZONA SCORING:

CALGARY SCORING:

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THEY SAID IT

"I thought Raants had a good game, he made some big saves there for us, and obviously there were some unfortunate bounces. We've got to be better though; we've got to find ways to win these types of games."

Oliver Ekman-Larsson , on Tuesday's overtime loss

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DON'T OVERLOOK IT

THE SITUATION: The duration of the game.

Goaltending held its own.

A perfectly executed back-door power play tally and two late-game redirection goals. The Flames' three goals in regulation were not easy pucks to track, and unfortunate bounces played a role.

Antti Raanta played a very, very solid game. He made a season-high 39 saves on the night; the most he or Darcy Kuemper have made in a single game all year.

He sustained a Flames attack that continued even after Calgary's game-tying goal was scored with 3:30 to play, helping the Coyotes extend to overtime to guarantee a point.

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GOTTA SEE IT

THE SITUATION: Scoreless with 11:31 to play in the first period.

Off the schneid, and with authority.

Clayton Keller pounded home his first non-empty net goal of the season to give the Coyotes a 1-0 lead just prior to the midway mark of the first period.

After pouncing on a Calgary turnover high in the offensive zone, Conor Garland dished to Nick Schmaltz, who then delivered to a teed-up Keller.

Keller's been working on his shot, and it showed, as he belted a one-timer past David Rittich and to the top shelf.

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PHOTO FINISH

Drink up. Antti Raanta takes a swig from his water bottle during a break in action Tuesday night amidst his 39-save effort in the Coyotes' 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. (Photo Credit: Gerry Thomas / Getty Images)

Lead Photo Credit: Gerry Thomas - Getty Images // GIF Highlight Footage: Fox Sports Arizona

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