The Arizona Coyotes were held to two goals for the third game in a row.
The Arizona Coyotes lost their fourth game in a row last night, 4-2 to the Calgary
Flames. It was another tough loss for the Yotes, who allowed three unanswered goals in
the second period, but one that they can hopefully build on.
The Coyotes had a good start. Arizona had a few chances and two power plays and,
most importantly, did not appear outplayed. Despite two power plays, the Yotes were
unable to score, and thus the score remained 0-0.
The Flames quickly took control of the game in the second period, unfortunately.
Matthew Tkachuk scored his 30th goal of the season 33 seconds into the middle frame
to put Calgary ahead 1-0.
Arizona aggravated matters by committing their first penalty of the game just over three
minutes into the period. The Flames doubled their lead 15 seconds later, thanks to Elias
Lindholm’s 32nd goal of the season.
The Desert Dogs would then give up one more within eight minutes, in true Coyote
fashion. The collapse was finally completed when Johnny Gaudreau scored his 30th
goal of the season to make it 3-0 Calgary.
This season, Arizona has had a number of second-period collapses that appear to
follow the same pattern. They always seem to give up multiple goals within eight
minutes, and it’s usually a power play goal that adds insult to injury.
Michael Carcone scored his first NHL goal with twelve seconds remaining to give the
Coyotes a 1-0 lead. Carcone stole the puck in the offensive zone and fired it past Jacob
Markstrom, giving the Coyotes some hope.
Arizona had a strong first half but fell apart in the second. But there were still twenty
minutes left, and the Coyotes could win the game if they won the third.
Unfortunately, the Flames were given an early penalty back on the power play, and they
regained their three-goal lead with Rasmus Andersson’s fourth of the season.