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by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

GLENDALE, AZ -- Shane Doan had two goals and an assist to become the all-time points leader in franchise history and help the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-1 win against the Calgary Flames at Gila River Arena on Friday.

Doan tied Dale Hawerchuk's franchise record of 929 points with a first-period goal and assisted on defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson's goal at 6:51 of the second period for point No. 930 and the record. Doan also scored during a 4-on-3 advantage in the third period; it was the 123rd power-play goal of his career, moving him past Hawerchuk for another franchise record.

Doan broke Hawerchuk's franchise record for goals on Dec. 31 against the Winnipeg Jets and has 389 in his career.

Ekman-Larsson and Anthony Duclair scored power-play goals 1:57 apart in the second period to give the Coyotes (25-23-6) a 3-0 lead. Ekman-Larsson's game-winning goal was his seventh of the season, one behind Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks and Jonathan Toews for the NHL lead.

Louis Domingue made 26 saves and Arizona snapped a five-game losing streak.

The Coyotes are 3-0-0 against the Flames this season, and Ekman-Larsson has a goal in each game. Arizona is 10-2-3 in the 15 games Ekman-Larsson has scored.

Jonas Hiller made 32 saves for Calgary (25-26-3), who had its three-game winning streak snapped.

The Coyotes took the lead early to begin the night of milestones from their captain.

Doan took a pass from defenceman Kevin Connauton and curled at the left circle. Using Flames defenceman Kris Russell and teammate Tyler Gaudet as a screen, Doan put the puck between Russell's skates and under Hiller's pads at 3:31 for point No. 929.

It was Doan's 20th goal, the 13th time he has reached the 20-goal mark in his career. Among active players, only Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers (18), Jarome Iginla of the Colorado Avalanche (16) and Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks (14) have more 20-goal seasons than Doan.

The Flames outshot the Coyotes 11-7 in the first period and had several good scoring chances. The best came in the final minutes, when defenceman TJ Brodie had an open net but put the rebound of a Josh Jooris shot over the crossbar.

The Coyotes took control in a second period that featured six penalties and gave Arizona two power-play chances it didn't waste.

With the teams skating 4-on-3, Michael Stone was able to push a Martin Hanzal faceoff win out to Ekman-Larsson for a shot from the high slot that Hiller touched but couldn't stop at 6:51. It was the 16th goal for Ekman-Larsson, two behind Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks for the most among NHL defencemen.

At 8:44, Duclair chased down his own rebound after Brodie popped it into the air and swatted a one-timer off the ice and past Hiller to give Arizona its first three-goal lead since shutting out Nashville here on Jan. 9.

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