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Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes Preview 3/28/2016

The Flames and Coyotes renew acquaintances for the final time this season at the Gila River Arena Monday night at 10pm.



Calgary Flames @ Arizona Coyotes, 10 PM ET, Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ

Broadcast Schedule
TV: RSNF, Fox Sports Arizona
Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Fan

The Flames and Coyotes meet for the 5th and final time this season on Monday night in Glendale, AZ. The Flames are 0-4 so far this season against Arizona and are 0-2 at Gila River Arena. The Flames have been outscored 12-4 over the 4 game series with the last 2 games having a final of 4-1. The Flames have been eliminated from the Playoffs and Arizona is not far behind at 80 points. The Flames have struggled over the years in Glendale with a record of 36-51-11 and this year has been no exception. 1 win against Arizona won't solve all the Flames problems, but it will stop them from being swept in the season series. Here's how the team match-up:

Calgary Flames Arizona Coyotes
31-37-6 Record 34-34-7
68 Points 75
5th Pacific Division 4th Pacific
9th West (tie) Conference 8th West
4-6 Last 10 Games 6-4
203 Goals For 196
235 Goals Against 220
Gaudreau (28) Goals Doan (26)
Gaudreau (73) Points Ekman-Larsson (51)
Ramo (.909) SV % Domingue (.919)
27th (15.8%) PP 16th (18.3%)
30th (75.0%) PK 27th (78.4)

The Flames last played Saturday night against the Blackhawks and lost 4-1. Joni Ortio was back in net and stopped 23 of 25 shots he faced. Freddy Hamilton and Dougie Hamilton became the first brothers to have a point on the same play with the elder getting the assist on Dougie’s lone goal. Here’s the highlights:

The Coyotes last played Saturday night and beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1. This was Arizona’s 3 win in a row. Mike Smith led the way stopping 34 of 35 shots and Shane Doan and Michael Stone scored the 2 goals for the Coyotes. Here’s the highlights:

Starting Goalies:
Calgary Flames
Joni Ortio (expected): 4-8-4, GAA: 2.81, SV% .902
Arizona Coyotes
Mike Smith (expected): 14-10-1, GAA: 2.68, SV% .915
Players To Watch
Calgary Flames: Dougie Hamilton, 5 points in last 5 games (1 goal, 4 assists)
Arizona Coyotes: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, 3 points in last 5 games (3 assists)
Arizona Coyotes: Shane Doan, Michael Stone, Nicklas Grossman, Andres Lindback, Joe Vitale,Chris Pronger

by Mark Parkinson