Bryzgalov leads Coyotes past Flames, 3-0

Ilya Bryzgalov made 39 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and 22nd overall in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Phoenix moved into a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference with Calgary and Chicago, winning for the first time in regulation since beating Nashville 3-2 on Feb. 19.

Rookie Brett MacLean scored in the second period, and Eric Belanger added a goal in the third, and captain Shane Doan had an empty-netter with 1:56 remaining.

The Flames lost for only the second time in 12 games.

While shots were limited in the first period, the Flames opened play through the balance of the game.

The Coyotes struggled on two power-play opportunities in the first period. Given the man advantage on minors to Mark Giordano and Olli Jokinen, Phoenix could not manage a shot on Henrik Karlsson during either chance. Coming into the game, the Coyotes had a 16.4-percent success rate on the power play, tied for 22nd in the NHL.

The Coyotes, though, struck first.

MacLean, crashing the net on the off-wing, converted a pass from Mikkel Boedker into his second of the season just 1:51 into the second period.

In the period, the Flamers peppered Bryzgalov with 19 shots, many good scoring chances, but could not score. Jokinen hit the post, and Bryzgalov made strong saves on Tim Jackman and Alex Tanguay, the latter on a power-play opportunity in the final seconds of the period.

NOTES: Referee Dean Morton was struck in the head with puck early in the final period, went to the Phoenix locker room for repairs and returned 2 minutes later. ... MacLean's other goal came against the Kings on Dec. 29. ... Belanger's goal have him four points in his last two games.