Posted March 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Even if this was not a ''must-win," the Calgary Flames played like a worried team. Olli Jokinen capped Calgary's three-goal outburst in the first period and the Flames defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 Thursday night. Fighting for playoff position, the Flames broke a four-game losing streak, and moved within two points of eighth place Dallas in the Western Conference. ''We were definitely desperate,'' said captain Jarome Iginla, who scored and added an assist. ''We know what's at stake and played a complete game. The guys competed hard and in the third period; when it counted, we applied good pressure.'' The loss was the first for Phoenix at home since falling to Anaheim in late January, and ended a Coyotes run of 11-0-1 in the last 12 games. Phoenix goalie Mike Smith had only one loss in his last 12 games before he was outplayed by Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff. Kiprusoff made 29 saves for the Flames, who had lost their past...
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