Apr 12, 2013; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames center Max Reinhart (59) celebrates goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Coyotes playoff hopes go up in Flames? Calgary wins in OT 3-2

Not what was needed, a loss to the hapless Flames when they have little to play for and their marquee players traded or injured.

Phoenix has to beat teams it should beat. With the loss there is just no margin for error and every game is a must win.

It was one of those games where it looked like a tight Coyotes style of game with a score early on. Coyotes with a lead early meaning the odds truly on our side. Now our style will suffocate theirs.  Just a Vermette had scored on some nice work from Chris Conner around the first minute Calgary tied it with less than a minute in the opening period when a puck hit a moving skate but they deemed it not a kicking motion which seemed like BS IMO.

Late 2nd period Keith Yandle is called for a tripping penalty which again it feels we cant get a break when fairness of calls is in question. Of course Lee Stempniak  scores on the power play and like that we hed to the 3rd down 2-1

In the third the Coyotes could not get one pas MacDonald no matter the number of flurries produced until Keith Yandle one timed a shot pass from Derrick Morris tying the game which sent the game to OT. In the extra session a screened Mike Smith let in the game winner and he calmly skated off in disgust as there wasn’t much he could do in that spot.

Really a disappointment which cannot help confidence but they return to the friendly confines of Jobing.com against a team they play twice down the stretch at home the San Jose Sharks. Also having Colorado at home which should be a win with the only back to back the next night vs. Anaheim which will have nothing to play for. So it’s not over and if they can hold serve at home it comes down to a 3 game road trip with the Blues, Hawks, and Red Wings.

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