Coyotes top Flames, snap road winless streak
Arizona had gone 10 games without win away from home
Brad Richardson scored twice and Antoine Vermette had the game winner Friday night as the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 4-1, snapping a 10-game road winless skid.
Tied 1-1 headed to the third and with Arizona on a power play, Vermette snuck out of the corner and from the side of the net, steered a perfect cross-ice pass from Martin Hanzal into the open side.
Arizona got an insurance goal at 14:18 of the third when Richardson backhanded in Shane Doan's rebound, then Richardson added an empty netter to finish things off.
Boyd Gordon also scored for Arizona (29-32-7). Doan had two assists to give him 41 points, his 14th season with over 40 points. The reeling Coyotes won for just the second time in their last 11 (2-8-1).
Mikael Backlund scored for Calgary (28-35-5). The Flames are 1-1-1 halfway through a six-game homestand.
Calgary took a 1-0 lead on a short-handed goal 21 seconds into the second period. Michael Frolik cut in from off the wing on a 2-on-1 and neatly slid a pass across to Backlund and he buried his 15th into the open net.