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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Mike Ribeiro had two goals for the second straight game and the Phoenix Coyotes fought back after a couple of defensive miscues to hold off the Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night. Phoenix dominated most of the first two periods, going up 2-0 on Radim Vrbata's 200th career goal and Ribeiro's first of the night. Calgary rallied on Lee Stempniak's goal late in the second and then tied it on Joe Colborne's score early in the third. However, Ribeiro answered quickly to put the Coyotes back up. Rob Klinkhammer added an empty-net goal for Phoenix, which has earned 12 of a possible 14 points in its past seven games. The Coyotes, with 14 points (6-2-2), are off to their best start since opening the 2000-01 season 7-1-2. Calgary's Jiri Hudler had an assist to extend his season-opening points streak to nine games. Phoenix's Mike Smith stopped 22 shots, including 12 in the third period. The Coyotes wanted to jump on the Flames early after they played the night before in Los Angeles and did just that with a power-play goal midway through the first period. Keith Yandle set it up by faking a shot and passing to Vrbata, who gathered the puck and wristed it past Joey MacDonald from the right circle for his fifth goal of the season. Phoenix was at its defensive best early on as well, blocking shots and pushing the Flames toward the boards while holding them to three shots in the first period. Then it was Ribeiro's turn. He got off to a slow start with Phoenix after signing a four-year, 22 million contract, failing to register a point his first three games. Since then, Ribeiro has been the playmaking force the Coyotes expected, setting up and scoring goals in every game since, including two goals to Phoenix's comeback, 5-2 victory over Detroit on Saturday. He kept the points streak rolling in the second period, raising his stick waist high deflect a shot by Mikkel Boedker past MacDonald for a 2-0 lead. Calgary finally showed some life late in the second period, starting a rush with a Coyotes' turnover that led to Stempniak's goal on a rebound, cutting Phoenix's lead to 2-1. The Flames kept it rolling to open the third, turning a turnover by Phoenix into a breakaway for Colborne, who used a deke to get Smith down before flipping in his first of the season. Ribeiro came through again less than three minutes later. Set up to the right of MacDonald, he ripped a one-timer from a tough angle on another crossing pass from Yandle, putting the Coyotes up 3-2 with his fifth of the season.
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Mike Ribeiro had two goals for the second straight game and the Phoenix Coyotes fought back after a couple of defensive miscues to hold off the Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night.
Phoenix dominated most of the first two periods, going up 2-0 on Radim Vrbata's 200th career goal and Ribeiro's first of the night.
Calgary rallied on Lee Stempniak's goal late in the second...
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No outpouring of offense.
No goal from goaltender Mike Smith.
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By KEVIN CHROUST
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Ribeiro and the Coyotes try to extend their streaks in Thursday night's road game against the Los Angeles Kings.
Ribeiro notched his first point in a Coyotes sweater on Oct. 10 at Detroit and he hasn't stopped. His team has gone 5-0-2 for its first seven-game stretch...
Mike Ribeiro has a seven-game point streak and so do the Phoenix Coyotes.
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FOX Sports Arizona will be hosting a "Ticket Office Takeover" during Thursdays telecast of the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings game.
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