Elliott scores early in 3rd to lift Coyotes over Flames 2-1

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Stefan Elliott scored on a point shot through traffic 1:47 into the third period and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Thursday night.

Elliott worked a cycle up high with Anthony Duclair before firing through Martin Hanzal's screen. Hanzal was originally credited with the goal, but replays showed the puck deflected off Flames defenseman Kris Russell and not Hanzal.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored to help Arizona improve to 6-1-2 in its last nine. The Coyotes are second in the Pacific Division at 20-16-4.

Louis Domingue made his fifth straight start and made 25 saves for Arizona. The Coyotes picked up five of a possible six points on their three-game Western Canada trip.

Johnny Gaudreau scored his team-leading 18th goal in the first period for Calgary. The Flames lost at home for just the third time in 15 games.

Rookie Domingue has gotten regular action with Mike Smith injured and played well. He entered the night with a .926 save percentage and improved to 5-2-2 this season.

His best stop came in the third period when he denied Mikael Backlund on a 2-on-1 rush with Gaudreau.

Karri Ramo made his 11th straight start and stopped 31 shots for Calgary. He entered the night with a .936 save percentage over his previous 10 outings.

Ramo's best save came in the second. First, he jabbed out his right pad to rob Max Domi from the side of the net. Later, he scrambled across the crease to get his glove on a dangerous shot from Duclair.

Calgary struck first when its 30th-ranked power play connected for a rare goal at 14:37 of the first period. Sean Monahan slid a pass to Gaudreau at the faceoff dot, and he fired a rising shot over Domingue.

Calgary's penalty kill is also ranked last and allowed a power-play goal with 1:49 left in the first. Ekman-Larsson's shot from the blue line pinged through traffic and eluded Ramo.

NOTES: The Flames went 22-6-1 against the Pacific last year. This season, they're 4-7-1. ... Calgary D Deryk Engelland got back in the lineup after being scratched the previous two games. ... Arizona D Zbynek Michalek (upper body) missed his second game. ... Arizona improves to 4-11-0 in games in which it outshoots its opponent. ... Arizona returns home Saturday night to start a seven-game homestand against Nashville.