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Coyotes Cool Down Flames 2-1


Robert Reichel scored on a breakaway with 4:30 to play to give the streaking Phoenix Coyotes a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

It was the fourth goal and sixth point for Reichel in four games with the Coyotes since being obtained in a March 20 trade with the New York Islanders. It also marked the 500th point of his career.

Oleg Tverdovsky set up the goal when he picked up a loose puck in front on the Flames' goal and sent a pinpoint pass to Riechel up the center of the ice. It was Reichel's 23rd goal of the season.

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  • The Coyotes improved to 5-1-2 in their last eight games. The Flames, 4-2-1 in their last seven, remained two points ahead of Edmonton in their battle for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

    After a scoreless and penalty-free first period, Jeremy Roenick gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead at 3:05 of the second period. It was the 22nd goal of the season for Roenick, but his first in seven games.

    The Flames' Cory Stillman tied the score at 16:05 on a power play. Rene Corbet set up the goal when he bumped Phoenix defenseman Teppo Numminen off the puck in front and flipped a pass to an open Stillman, who beat goalie Nikolai Khabibulin.

    It was the 24th goal for Stillman, tying him for the team lead. He now has 10 goals and 10 assists in his last 17 games.

    The Coyotes also got a strong performance from Khabibulin, who stopped 34 shots and now has a 11-1-2 record against the Flames.

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