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Ribeiro scores 2 goals for second straight game, Coyotes hold off Flames for 4-2 win

  • Calgary Flames' Jiri Hudler (24), of the Czech Republic, tries to get the puck past Phoenix Coyotes' Zbynek Michalek (4), of the Czech Republic, as he defends the goal in front of a diving Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Calgary Flames' Jiri Hudler (24), of the Czech Republic, tries to get the puck past Phoenix Coyotes' Zbynek Michalek (4), of the Czech Republic, as he defends the goal in front of a diving Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Coyotes' Rostislav Klesla (16), of the Czech Republic, checks Calgary Flames' David Jones (54) into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Phoenix Coyotes' Rostislav Klesla (16), of the Czech Republic, checks Calgary Flames' David Jones (54) into the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Ribeiro (63) flips the puck past Calgary Flames' Joey MacDonald for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Ribeiro (63) flips the puck past Calgary Flames' Joey MacDonald for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Ribeiro had two goals for the second straight game and the Phoenix Coyotes fought back after a couple of defensive miscues to hold off the Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night.

Phoenix dominated most of the first two periods, going up 2-0 on Radim Vrbata's 200th career goal and Ribeiro's first of the night.

Calgary rallied on Lee Stempniak's goal late in the second and then tied it on Joe Colborne's score early in the third. However, Ribeiro answered quickly to put the Coyotes back up.

Rob Klinkhammer added an empty-net goal for Phoenix, which has earned 12 of a possible 14 points in its past seven games. The Coyotes, with 16 points (6-2-2), are off to their best start since opening the 2000-01 season 7-1-2.

Calgary's Jiri Hudler had an assist to extend his season-opening points streak to nine games.