CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Paul Byron scored twice to break out of a scoring funk, and the Calgary Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 on Thursday night.
David Jones, Mark Giordano and Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary (10-6-2), while Sven Baertschi added two assists, his first points of the season. The Flames, who have won five of their last seven, began a five-game home stand that will continue Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators.
Shane Doan, Antoine Vermette and Joe Vitale scored for Arizona (6-9-1), which has lost three straight. The Coyotes will continue their three-game road swing through western Canada with a game Friday night in Vancouver.
Having not scored since opening night, a span of 16 games, Byron gave the Flames a 1-0 lead 11:06 into the first period, then scored early in the second to stake Calgary to a 2-1 lead.