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Flames Top Coyotes in Shootout

Arizona earned 10th point of preseason on Wednesday night

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Matthew Tkachuk, son of former Coyotes captain Keith Tkachuk, scored in regulation and again in the shootout for the Calgary Flames in a 2-1 preseason win over the Coyotes on Wednesday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith stopped 36 of 37 shots in 65:00 of ice time, plus two more in the shootout, but he couldn't prevent Tkachuk from scoring in the third round.

With the loss, Arizona dropped to 4-1-2 in the preseason for 10 points.

Anthony Duclair, Radim Vrbata and Dylan Strome failed to score in the shootout vs. Flames goalie Brian Elliott.

Christian Dvorak scored a goal at 6:12 of the first period to give Arizona a 1-0 lead.

The Flames quickly answered when Tkachuk, a linemate of Dvorak last season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, beat Smith with a shot during a Calgary power play at 6:41.

The Coyotes were called for 11 penalties in the game but allowed just the one power-play goal.

Defenseman Jakob Chychrun led Arizona in ice time by logging 25:21.

The Coyotes will play their preseason finale on Friday vs. San Jose at Gila River Arena. That game can be heard on ESPN Phoenix 620 (AM) starting at 7 p.m. 

NOTE: WATCH recap via Flames TV


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