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GLENDALE, Ariz. – David Jones, Mark Giordano and Sean Monahan scored third-period goals, and Joni Ortio made 28 saves in his second win in two starts this season to lead the Calgary Flames past the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Thursday night.
Jones broke a 1-1 tie, and Monahan scored into an empty net with 1:25 left. Calgary has won all four meetings against Arizona this season.
Mikael Backlund sent a shot past Mike Smith's glove side at 1:03 of the second period to give the Flames a 1-0 lead. It was Backlund's fourth goal in four games and fifth this season. That was Calgary's only shot for the first 12 minutes of the period. Smith finished with 21 saves.
Mikkel Boedker lifted the Coyotes into a 1-1 tie at 12:36 of the second. It was the fifth goal in six shots over four games for Boedker, who leads the Coyotes with 14 goals.
Boedker got a rebound and twisted his way with the puck to find an opening and shoot it past Ortio. His four-game goal streak is a career high.
Smith kept the Flames from building on their lead with a glove save of Joe Colborne's shot at 11:25 of the third. He also made a sliding kick save of another shot moments later.
The Coyotes went 2-4 on their longest homestand of the season to date, including three straight losses. They will play the next eight on the road, starting Saturday at Minnesota and ending after the Super Bowl, which will be held in Arizona.
Shane Doan, the Coyotes captain who has 10 goals and 13 assists this season, didn't play due to a lower body injury sustained when he blocked a shot in a loss to San Jose on Tuesday. It was the first game he missed this season.
Fellow forward Martin Hanzal returned after missing four games with an upper-body injury. He gave Calgary two power plays with second-period penalties, but the Coyotes killed both.
The 23-year-old Ortio shut out Vancouver with 36 saves on Jan. 10 in his first start of the season after being called up from Adirondack of the AHL.
NOTES: With Hanzal back on the active roster, D Brandon Gormley was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. ... Coyotes D Phillip Samuelsson, acquired from Pittsburgh last month, made his debut with the team. Samuelsson is the son of former NHL player Ulf Samuelsson. ... Flames C Drew Shore made his debut with the team. He was acquired in a recent trade with Florida and called up from Adirondack.