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Frolik, Backlund lead Flames by Coyotes

Calgary Flames' Michael Frolik, left, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal with teammate Mikael Backlund, of Sweden, during third period NHL hockey action against the Arizona Coyotes in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in the third period to help the Calgary Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.

Mark Giordano also had a goal and an assist, and Derek Ryan and Austin Czarnik had the other goals for the Flames, who won their second straight to improve to 3-3-2 since the All-Star break. Elias Lindholm assisted on both third-period goals, Rasmus Andersson also had two assists, and Mike Smith stopped 27 shots in his third straight start (2-0-1).

Conor Garland and Jordan Weal scored for the Coyotes. Calvin Pickard finished with 29 saves in his third start for Arizona since being claimed off waivers from Philadelphia on Nov. 29.

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2 B. Dumoulin, Pit27
3t T. Brodie, Cgy26
3t R. Hainsey, Tor26
3t E. Lindholm, Cgy26
3t R. McDonagh, TB26
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2 M. Jones, SJ28
3 F. Andersen, Tor27
4 C. Hellebuyck, Wpg26
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6 S. Bobrovsky, Cls24
7 C. Price, Mon23
8 J. Markstrom, Van22
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