CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Calgary Flames will try to erase
the painful thoughts of an unsuccessful four-game road trip
when they open a three-game homestand with the slumping Phoenix
Coyotes on Tuesday.
The Flames are coming off a trek in which they went 1-2-1,
absorbing three straight losses by one goal.
The latest was a 3-2 setback at Boston on Thursday. Daymond
Langkow and Alex Tanguay both scored while goaltender Miikka
Kiprusoff made 27 saves for Calgary, which is just 3-for-44 on
the power play this season.
The Flames have not dropped four straight games since the
The Coyotes have been struggling of late as well. They endured
their third consecutive loss, a 5-2 setback to the Edmonton
Oilers on Monday. Jeremy Roenick and Mike Comrie both tallied,
preventing Phoenix from being shut out for a third straight
Netminder Curtis Joseph turned away 34 shots for the Coyotes,
who split four meetings with the Flames during the 2005-06
Calgary has come away victorious in four of the last five