In Wednesday night’s game, the Calgary Flames secured a 6-3 victory. That is, over the Arizona Coyotes with the help of Jakob Pelletier & Walker Duehr’s back-to-back goals. Precisely, in the third period, scored just 25 seconds apart. The Flames dominated the game with five different players contributing goals. Including, Milan Lucic, Elias Lindholm, Tyler Toffoli, Mikael Backlund, and Pelletier and Duehr. Backlund’s power-play goal with 3:19 remaining in the game was the Flames’ third of the night. With the win, the Flames kicked off their three-game road trip. Also, remained in the playoff hunt for the top eight spots in the Western Conference. The game at Mullett Arena saw the Flames outshoot the Coyotes 52-14.
Lindholm expressed that their team’s season was at stake. Furthermore, they were able to secure a positive outcome by playing a strong game. The Flames took the lead 4-3 with just over 15 minutes left in the game. Precisely, after Matias Maccelli of the Coyotes was penalized for tripping. Also, Pelletier scored the goal. Only 26 seconds later, Duehr extended the lead to 5-3.
SECOND CAREER GOAL IN JUST HIS 12th NHL GAME, AMAZING!:
In his 12th NHL game, Jakob Pelletier scored his second career goal, securing the victory for the Flames. As a first-round pick in 2019, Pelletier expressed his readiness to contribute goals to the team. Walker Duehr also made a notable contribution to the Flames after being recalled from the Calgary Wranglers of the American Hockey League, scoring a goal and an assist. Flames coach Darryl Sutter acknowledged the importance of young players like Duehr to the team’s success. The Coyotes, who had been on a nine-game points streak (5-0-4), saw it come to an end with goals from Nick Schmaltz, Clayton Keller, and Matias Maccelli. Coyotes coach Andre Tourigny admitted that the Flames played a better game and were more desperate and faster than his team. The Coyotes’ point streak was the longest in the NHL at the time, and only six others had been longer in the season.
Calgary was the dominant team in shots on the goal, and had an advantage of 18-3 in the opening period. The only goal of the game resulted from Lucic who scored from close proximity to a great shot from Duehr.
Karol Vejmelka was able to keep the Flames from scoring for through the entire period. In the beginning of the second half it was it was the Flames’ Mikael Backlund went off for tripping. It was the first penalty imposed during the game. After 29 seconds, Schmaltz scored his 16th goal via a one-timer based on Keller’s cross-ice play. Juuso Valimaki also played a role in scoring at 1:11.
Keller was punished for a tripping incident at 7:09 in the second. However, Vejmelka as well as the Coyotes stopped the penalty and Keller returned on the ice to score his 24th goal of the year without assistance at 9:31.
ARIZONA SCORED PUSHING THE SCORELINE 3-1:
Arizona scored 3-1 at 11:06 as Maccelli defeated Dan Vlagar on the short side to score his fourth goal unaided. At that time, the Coyotes were outshot 30-8.
The lead was not long-lasting. Arizona was given the penalty of benching during the line change. Seven minutes in the Calgary power play, Lindholm put home a rebound off Toffoli’s shot around 12:58. Toffoli scored 1:02 later with a shot that was high off the blue line which defeated Vejmelka to score his team’s 24th goals of the year. Lindholm helped on the goal.