Calgary Flames blanked by Phoenix Coyotes

Phoenix Coyotes centre Jeff Halpern shoots the puck as Calgary Flames goalie Reto Berra defends at...

Phoenix Coyotes centre Jeff Halpern shoots the puck as Calgary Flames goalie Reto Berra defends at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. (MATT KARTOZIAN/USA Today)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:00 AM ET

GLENDALE, ARIZ. - GLENDALE, Ariz. – That four-goal outburst by the Calgary Flames in a win the night before was indeed a mirage.

One that disappeared once the Flames got to the heart of the desert.

Much like their hope after a couple of unlucky bounces put them down a pair early in the second period en route to a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of the Phoenix Coyotes Tuesday night.

“We felt good about ourselves (Monday) and today, I felt we had a good first (period). We carried it over, were making plays, had some really good shifts, but we let it slip after they got those first two,” said captain Mark Giordano. “In the third, down three, you’re pressing and trying to force plays, and a team like that, when they get up, they’re probably one of the hardest teams to come back on.”

One night after — for them — an offensive breakout and 4-3 win in the Mile High City, the flickering Flames returned to their struggling offensive ways and were blanked yet again.


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