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Flames erase two-goal deficit, pull off 3-2 OT win over Coyotes

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Yegor Sharangovich haunts the Arizona Coyotes once again as he scored the game-winner in overtime, leading the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory.

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Nazem Kadri and Blake Coleman scored 1:03 apart in the third period before Sharangovich’s dagger sealed Calgary’s (21-18-5) win. Dan Vladar made 25 saves for the Flames who have won four-straight games.

Sean Durzi had a two-point night and Logan Cooley had the other goal for the Coyotes (21-18-3). Arizona are 2-4-1 in their last seven.

Besides a shot by Clayton Keller hitting the post, it was a defensive battle inside the neutral zone for almost the first half of the contest.

Cooley dashed on a breakaway, but couldn’t solve Vladar as the Flames netminder closed his five-hole to shut the Coyotes rookie down.

With Jack McBain planting himself in front of Vladar for a screen, Durzi wound up and fired a slapshot past Vladar, breaking the deadlock and handing Arizona a 1-0 lead 8:22 into the second period.

A few shifts later, the Coyotes would be down a man as Nick Schmaltz suffered an undisclosed injury. He skated towards the locker room and didn’t return from the halfway point onwards.

Fighting through adversity, Cooley would tap in a pass from Durzi on the power play to make it 2-0 Coyotes 6:37 in the third period.

However, the 2-0 advantage for the ‘Yotes disintegrated all of a sudden as the Flames tied the game 2:20 later.

Similarly to Cooley’s tally, Coleman got a piece of the puck with his stick from a Rasmus Andersson pass at 8:54.

Kadri crashed the net moments later before tying the game 2-2 with 10:03 left in the third period.

The fans inside Scotiabank Saddledome went from near-silent to a huge roar after the Flames rallied from behind.

Calgary were relentless from that point forward, throwing everything they could on net while cranking up the physicality.

That lifted the Flames’ spirits before Sharangovich scored the game-winner, sniping over the left shoulder of Connor Ingram in overtime. Sharangovich had a hat trick in Calgary’s 6-2 win over Arizona last Thursday.

Next Games

Coyotes: Away at Vancouver Canucks (29-11-4) on Thursday at 8 p.m. MST

Flames: Home vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (21-13-8) on Thursday at 7 p.m. MST

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Alec Cipollini is a reporter of the Arizona Coyotes and Cardinals for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account @AlecCipollini

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