Flames come up dry in the desert

Coyotes' Lauri Korpikoski (right) shoots the puck as Flames defenceman Kris Russell defends during...

Coyotes' Lauri Korpikoski (right) shoots the puck as Flames defenceman Kris Russell defends during second period action in Glendale, Ariz., on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:02 AM ET

GLENDALE, ARIZ. - The changes were all over the place.

Captain Mark Giordano out due to an undisclosed “lower body” injury and replaced on the blueline by Chris Breen, who made his NHL debut.

Up front, David Jones returned from injury and Roman Horak played his first NHL game of the season, taking the spot of Ben Street, who was sent to minors, and Brian McGrattan.

The biggest change, though, was the hard-skating, fight-to-the-finish Calgary Flames couldn’t seem to find the final gear to carry their momentum from a big win the night before in Los Angeles and get through the smothering Phoenix Coyotes defence in a 4-2 loss Tuesday night.


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