Game Day

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:47 AM ET

COYOTES (2-6-0) AT FLAMES (2-4-1)

7:30 P.M., 'DOME

TV: PAY PER VIEW

RADIO: FAN 960

COMING IN:

The Coyotes went into last night's game in Edmonton having been blanked in back-to-back 4-0 outings and were losers of six of seven games following a victorious season-opener.

Calgary has lost three in a row and four of five (1-3-1), and had five days to think about it.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

The teams split the season series last year, with both teams winning once on the road and once at home. The Flames lead the all-time series against the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes with a 66-57-20-2 mark.

WHO'S HOT

FLAMES -- Chuck Kobasew has a goal and three assists in a three-game run.

COYOTES -- The 'hottest' Desert Dog is Shane Doan, with two goals and four assists in his first eight games.

WHO'S NOT

FLAMES -- Jeff Friesen, Kristian Huselius, Tony Amonte and Jamie Lundmark are all searching for their first goal.

COYOTES -- C Jeremy Roenick, who came close to signing with Calgary in the off-season, has only one assist and is minus-6.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWERPLAY -- Calgary 6.8% (3-44, 29th); Phoenix 9.8% (5-51, 25th).

PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 76.7% (27th); Phoenix 77% (26th).

INJURY REPORT:

FLAMES -- C Stephane Yelle (ankle) and LW Eric Nystrom (shoulder) are out.

COYOTES -- C Mike Ricci (neck), D Keith Ballard (hand) and C Steven Reinprecht (collar bone) are out.

NOTABLES:

Shane Doan (back) and Ladislav Nagy (neck) didn't partake in Phoenix's practice Sunday but played last night in Edmonton ... The Coyotes lead the league in penalty minutes, averaging 26.4 through their first eight games. They've been shorthanded 61 times.


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