GAME AT A GLANCE: The Calgary Flames faced the Phoenix Coyotes for the fourth and final time this season claiming their third straight victory over Wayne Gretzky and Coyotes Saturday with a 3-1 win. The Flames are now tied with the Minnesota Wild for first in the Northwest Division.
A rough start for Phoenix netminder Ilja Bryzgalov, as the Flames notch back-to-back goals in the first six minutes of the opening frame.
Rhett Warrener returns after being a healthy scratch for the last few games and draws first blood for the Flames at 1:23 with a blast from the top of the circle.
While the Coyotes serve their first penalty on a hooking call to Matt Jones, the Flames register their second goal of the game on the man-advantage. Daymond Langkow spots a wide open Jarome Iginla and feeds the Flames' captain the puck at 5:46. Iginla then releases a quick wrist shot from the point, bouncing it off the shaft of the Coyotes' netminder and on net. It's Iginla's 39th goal of the season and his 13th on the power play.
Calgary's Owen Nolan is robbed by the quick glove hand of Ilja Bryzgalov at 18:48 of the first period. Nolan was all alone against the Coyotes' netminder, having the wide open shot.
Early in the middle frame, blueliner Dion Phaneuf wires a shot past Bryzgalov, but the goal is immediately waived off after an unintentional elbow by Jarome Iginla to the goaltenders' mask. Iginla is sent to the box for goaltender interference at 5:54, which wipes out the Calgary power play.
Iginla is then robbed by the Coyotes' netminder at 8:07 of the second on a breakaway. His wrist shot is quickly snatched up by the quick glove hand of Bryzgalov, which saves the Coyotes from being down by three.
Dustin Boyd's shot rolls off the boards and through Bryzgalov's legs as if in slow motion at the midway point in the second. It appears to cross the goal line before Ed Jovanovski digs it out from behind the Phoenix goaltender, but it's waived off immediately.
Coyotes Shane Doan goes five hole on Curtis Joseph and scores the Coyotes first goal of the game at 12:02, cutting the Calgary margin to one.
On a play that sees a good solid forecheck by Kristian Huselius, the Flames' forward gets fellow teammate Jarome Iginla the puck, who goes five-hole on a quick wrist shot at 11:19 of the third. It's Iginla's second goal of the game, hitting this season's 40-goal plateau. Iginla also reaches a milestone and ties Theoren Fleury with 364 career goals for the Calgary Flames All-Time Leading Goal Scorer.