GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Shean Donovan has become the Calgary Flames'
Donovan scored on a penalty shot with 2:08 remaining, his second successful
attempt in two months, to give the Flames a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix
Coyotes on Tuesday night.
Donovan was awarded the penalty shot after he was pulled down from behind by
Phoenix defenseman Ossi Vaananen, who had slipped and lost the puck to the
``We got what we deserved,'' Phoenix coach Bob Francis said. ``I looked at
it numerous times on the replay. He jumped. He added a little flavor to it,
there's no doubt about that. He got the shot off. There's pros and cons, but
I'm not concerned about the call right now. I've got more to be concerned
Donovan skated slowly toward the crease, faked a shot to his backhand to
draw goalie Sean Burke to the ice, pulled the puck back across his body and
slipped it into the right side of the net for his 16th goal of the season.
Donovan also scored on a penalty shot Dec. 2 against San Jose.
``I had something in mind and tried it, but if he didn't bite I was in
trouble,'' Donovan said. ``I just rushed into it and went blank. It's pretty
easy for my mind to go blank.''
Jarome Iginla added his team-leading 19th goal to help the Flames beat the
Coyotes for the third straight time.
Phoenix was held to a season-low 12 shots on goal, with only Daymond Langkow
beating goalie Roman Turek. Burke made 32 saves in the losing effort.
``When you get an effort like that from your goaltender you have to try and
find a way to win the game,'' said Shane Doan, the Coyotes' captain. ``That was
an amazing effort. It's just unacceptable the way that we play.''
Iginla tied it on a broken play with 1:02 left in the second period. Burke
skated behind the net to clear the puck, but instead put on Iginla's stick in
the right corner. Iginla raced Burke to the open net and guided a backhand shot
between a Burke's pads.
Langkow opened the scoring at 12:08 of the first following a scrum along the
left boards. Fredrik Sjostrom managed to push the puck to Langkow, who bounced
a long wrist shot off Roman Turek's right pad and into the net for his 14th
``He'd like that one back,'' said Iginla, who skated to the crease and
talked to Turek after the goal. ``I know that. We all want our mistakes back as