Calgary Flames beat Arizona Coyotes 6-1, Peters gets stitches after hit in face by puck

Calgary Flames beat Arizona Coyotes 6-1, Peters gets stitches after hit in face by puck
Hanifin, Jankowski lead Flames to dominant win over Coyotes
Calgary coach Bill Peters took one on the chin Sunday, and so did the team his Flames dominated, the Arizona Coyotes.

Peters wasn't around to watch about 10 minutes of the game after he was hit in the left jaw with a puck while standing in his customary spot in the bench area early in the second period. He needed eight stitches and returned late in the period.

NOTES: With an assist on Hanifins second goal, James Neal earned his 500th career point. “A big number,” Peters said. … Smith has one shutout this season. … Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larson remains two assists shy of 200 for his career. … Smith played six seasons for the Coyotes before being traded to the Flames on June 17, 2017. … With an assist on Calgarys first goal, Mark Giordano earned his 200th career point for the Flames, 12th-most in franchise history. He needs one point to reach 400 for his career. … The Coyotes entered the game at 29th in the NHL in goals per game. … Kellers goal was his sixth of the season.

"I think it's going to hurt more tomorrow, right?" Peters said after the game, the nasty cut and stitches clearly visible. "One of those things. There's not a lot of room up there, you've got to be paying attention. … They did a good job, got me stitched up and back to work. … Hopefully, it's the last time, but I doubt it."

"We've got a good group. We like our team," he said. "When we have time to practice and work on things typically we get better. This sets up real well. We've played every other day for a long time now. Now we get a day off and then we get another practice and we've got two at home."

"If you have a chance to make something happen, do it," Hanifan said. "They want us to make plays. A team like Arizona, they have a ton of short-handed goals this year. It just shows that if the opportunity is there, take it."

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Hanifin, Jankowski lead Flames rout

"The power play is horrendous," Arizona coach Rick Tocchet said. "It really cost us. The effort on the power play is not there. The 5-on-5 we're fine at, but it's just we lose juice during the power play. … A lot of our best players are on the power play and they have to stick with the program and right now they're not, and that falls on me."

NOTES: With an assist on Hanifins second goal, James Neal earned his 500th career point. “A big number,” Peters said. … Smith has one shutout this season. … Coyotes defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larson remains two assists shy of 200 for his career. … Smith played six seasons for the Coyotes before being traded to the Flames on June 17, 2017. … With an assist on Calgarys first goal, Mark Giordano earned his 200th career point for the Flames, 12th-most in franchise history. He needs one point to reach 400 for his career. … The Coyotes entered the game at 29th in the NHL in goals per game. … Kellers goal was his sixth of the season.

Sean Monahan and T.J. Brodie also scored for Calgary. The Flames rebounded from a loss at Las Vegas on Friday night and have won four of five. Arizona has lost four in a row, counting in overtime loss, and has been outscored 11-2 in the two games since goalie Antti Raanta returned after missing eight games with a lower-body injury. The Coyotes finished the home stand 1-3-1.

Flames HC Peters hit with puck; requires stitches

"We have to regroup here and especially not feel sorry for ourselves," Coyotes defenceman Niklas Hjalmarsson said. "That's the last thing you can do in this league. You just have to work harder, that's it, just work had and support each other and come to the rink with a positive attitude."

The Coyotes traded forwards Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini to the Chicago Blackhawks after the game for forward Nick Schmaltz. … Arizona went 1-3-1 on its homestand. … Calgary is 9-4-0 in its past 13 games. … The Coyotes have scored two goals or fewer six straight games. … Monahan has scored four goals in his past five games. … Hanifin is the third defenseman in Calgary/Atlanta history to score shorthanded and on the power play in the same game, joining Mark Giordano (Dec. 23, 2016, against the Vancouver Canucks) and Al MacInnis (March 26, 1988, against Vancouver). … Flames coach Bill Peters was taken to the locker room for stitches after being struck by a puck in the second period, but returned to the bench later in the period.

About the only thing that did go wrong for Calgary was Elias Lindholm's failed penalty shot attempt, the puck knocked away by Raanta.

Hanifan's first goal came on a power play and his second was short-handed. The Flames' two other short-handed goals, by Brodie and Jankowski, came in a 24-second span in the third period.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Calgary coach Bill Peters needed eight stitches in his left jaw after being hit with a puck during the Flames 6-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.

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Taking the loss against the Golden Knights was David Rittich, who allowed two goals on 28 shot attempts to fall to 8-2 with a 2.04 GAA and a .930 save percentage on the year, including 4-2 with a 1.44 GAA and a .954 save percentage on the road. This would be his first meeting with the Coyotes. Mike Smith may get the start in this one and he has gone 5-8 with a 3.48 GAA and a .876 save percentage on the year, including 2-4 with a 2.69 GAA and a .910 save percentage on the road. In his carer, he has gone 4-3 with a 2.27 GAA against the Coyotes. The Flames are 9th in the league in scoring at 3.26 gpg and 15th in goals allowed at 2.91 gpg. Coyotes Lose 3rd In A Row The Arizona Coyotes have not been playing well of late as they have lost their last three games in a row and seven of their last nine. That drops them to 9-12 on the year and in 7th place in the Pacific Division. Their offense was a huge problem for them last year and it is starting to bite them this year. The Coyotes are off a 5-1 home loss to the Colorado Avalanche and they have now scored a total of 11 goals in their last seven games. Yikes. They will need their offense to show up in this one as the Flames have a good offense. Scoring their lone goal was Dylan Strome, which was his 3rd of the year. 

Video: Flames score three shorthanded goals in win over Coyotes

Flames coach Bill Peters needs stitches after taking puck to face

Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski each scored twice, former Coyotes goalie Mike Smith just missed his 38th career shutout and the Calgary Flames routed Arizona 6-1 on Sunday.

National Hockey League action on Sunday afternoon and a pair of teams from the Pacific Division will square off as the Calgary Flames grapple with the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The Flames are off a 2-0 loss ta Vegas, while the Coyotes are off a 5-1 home loss to Colorado. The teams split the four meetings last year. Flames Forgot To Pack Their Offense The Calgary Flames had a nice little three-game winning streak going with all three games coming at home. The Flames scored 17 goals in those three games. They then took to the road to face the Golden Knights but forgot to pack their offense as they fell by a score of 2-0. It was the first time they have been blanked this year and now will be facing an Arizona Team that is ranked 3rd in goals allowed. The Flames are currently one point behind San Jose, who leads the Pacific Division. Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan both lead the team in goals with 12, while Elias Lindholm is 2nd with 11.

Three of the Flames goals were short-handed. The Coyotes have allowed five short-handed goals in their last two games.

Sunday’s 1 p.m. start was the final game of a five-game homestand. The last time the Coyotes (9-11-2) were in their own building for five straight, they went 4-1, with that fourth victory serving as the bookend of a five-game win streak.

Sean Monahan and T.J. Brodie also scored for Calgary. The Flames rebounded from a loss at Las Vegas on Friday night and have won four of five. Arizona has lost four in a row, counting in overtime loss, and has been outscored 11-2 in the two games since goalie Antti Raanta returned after missing eight games with a lower-body injury.

Calgary coach Bill Peters wasnt around to watch about 10 minutes of the game after he was hit in the left jaw with a puck while standing in his customary spot in the bench area early in the second period.