GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- The Calgary Flames continue
their season-ending stretch against the Pacific Division on
Wednesday night when they visit the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Flames began this stretch of seven straight games against
the Pacific with a 4-0 home loss to Dallas on Monday. After
Wednesday, they have another matchup with Phoenix, two games
against Los Angeles contests with San Jose and Anaheim.
Calgary, which is trying for its first playoff berth since 1996,
is sixth in the Western Conference, three behind Vancouver and
four ahead of Nashville and edmonton, which are tied for the
final two playoff spots. Monday's loss dropped Calgary to
7-5-1-1 against the Pacific and was its second ssraight defeat
following a seven-game (5-0-2)
Flames coach Darryl Sutter will complete his two-game suspension
for player selection and team conduct during a late brawl in
Saturday's 3-1 loss to Nashville. Krzysztof Oliwa was suspended
three games for abuse of officials in the same game.
The Coyotes ended a 15-game winless skid with a 3-2 overtime win
at Minnesota on Monday.
Mike Comrie, who scored the tying goal Sunday in Chicago, scored
25 seconds into overtime. Dan Cleary scored a shorthanded goal
and Shane Doan tallied on the power play as Phoenix won for the
first time since February 20 and picked up its first win under
interim coach Rick Bowness.
Calgary has won four of its last five meetings with Phoenix.