GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Phoenix jumped on a tired team early, played sound in its own end and got another superb game from goalie Mike Smith.
This is precisely the how the Coyotes need to play -- and not a bad way to head into a rare extended break during this strike-shortened season.
Smith stopped 30 shots for his third shutout, Keith Yandle scored in the opening minute of the first period and Mikkel Boedker did the same to start a finishing flourish in the third, lifting the Coyotes to a 4-0 win over the Calgary Flames Monday night.
"It's rewarding when we play the right way," Smith said after his 22nd career shutout. "Tonight was a great win for our team, a great confidence builder."
Playing in front of a standing-room only crowd at Jobing.com Arena, the Coyotes attacked Calgary early, scoring 41 seconds into the game on a rebound goal by Yandle for his fourth point in two games.
Phoenix kept up the pressure to start the third, getting a goal by Boedker 30 seconds in before ...