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Coyotes fall to Flames 6-5 in potentially final away game as a franchise

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Nazem Kadri scored twice and tacked on an assist as the Calgary Flames came back from behind, beating the Arizona Coyotes 6-5 on Sunday evening.

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Kadri, Matt Coronato, Andrei Kuzmenko, Connor Zary and Yegor Sharangovich all scored for the Flames (37-38-5). Dustin Wolf made 30 saves in Calgary’s second consecutive win.

Josh Doan, Dylan Guenther, Matias Maccelli and Alex Kerfoot had the goals for the Coyotes (35-41-5). This was presumably the final away game of the Coyotes as a franchise before the imminent relocation to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bursting through the neutral zone, Kerfoot skated towards the right and fired the puck past Wolf for a 1-0 Coyotes lead 2:36 in.

1:19 later, Maccelli made it to 2-0 after burying a rebound off of a shot from the point from Josh Brown.

Calgary would tie the game 2-2 near the midway point of the first period as Coronato and Kuzmenko both were able to beat Ingram 2:20 apart. Ingram recorded a 25-save performance in the defeat.

Arizona would go onto a power play before the first intermission, and made Calgary pay.

Whipping the puck around the offensive zone, Keller ripped a pass to Durzi before he sent the puck to Guenther who scored a one-timer, helping the ‘Yotes go up 3-2 with 2:06 left in the first.

Former Coyote Dryden Hunt set up Zary for a tap-in at 9:07 of the second, tying the game once again 3-3.

Receiving a pass from Jan Jenik, Guenther ripped home his second one-timer of the game before Doan scored in a 1:03 span, creating a two-goal margin 5-3.

Not backing down, Sharangovich got Calgary within one with 3:10 left in the second, just 43 seconds after Doan’s tally.

Following Sharangovich’s goal, the Flames took over for the rest of the game and didn’t look back.

Kadri didn’t just score once, but he did so twice just past the first five minutes of the third period. Off of a dump-in, Kadri shot from an extremely tight angle and was able to find just enough room to score past Ingram. He also redirected a shot by Mackenzie Weegar, grabbing Calgary’s first lead of the contest 6-5.

Arizona tried to fight back before coming up short and losing their starting goaltender Ingram near the end. With 2:40 remaining in the game, Coronato high-sticked Ingram who would leave the game. Karel Vejmelka came in relief but did not face a shot after the incident.

Next Games

Coyotes: Home vs. Edmonton Oilers (48-25-6) on April 17 at 7 p.m. PT

Flames: Away vs. Vancouver Canucks (49-22-9) on April 16 at 7 p.m. PT

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Reporter Alec Cipollini covers Phoenix Sports News for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account, @AlecCipollini

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