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Coyotes 6, Flames 0

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix right wing Mikkel Boedker scored his career-high 13th goal as part of a three-goal second period, and goaltender Thomas Greiss had his second career shutout in the Coyotes' 6-0 victory over the Calgary Flames at Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday.

Coyotes centers Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal also scored in the second period, Doan when a centering pass from behind the goal caromed off his left shoulder and went into the net for the first goal of the game.

Boedker, who assisted on Doan's goal, also set a career-high with 29 points. Boedker and Doan lead the team with 13 goals apiece. Hanzal has 12.

Left winger Lauri Korpikoski, defenseman Michael Stone and left winger Rob Klinkhammer scored in the third period as the Coyotes tied their highest-scoring game of the season. Korpikoski also had two assists, and the Coyotes had seven players with at least two points.

Greiss made 27 saves while improving to 6-2-1 as the goalie of record in his 11 games this season. Regular goaltender Mike Smith, who started 10 of the previous 11 games, has a 2.89 goals-against average, 36th among qualifiers.

The Coyotes (21-12-9) won for the second time in seven games.

Rookie Reto Berra, the third Flames goalie to start in Calgary's three meetings with the Coyotes this season, made 24 saves.

The Flames (15-22-6) won only two of their last 11 games while enduring a scoring draught. They have 16 goals in that stretch and were shut out four times.

Doan, playing in his second game since missing 12 with Rocky Mountain fever, gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead at 2:07 of the second period. Boedker's pass from behind the net hit Berra in the right shoulder and ricocheted off Doan's upper body into the net. The goal was upheld after a review.

Hanzal's 12th goal of the season made it 2-0 just 86 seconds later. Korpikoski took a slap shot from the right side that hit Phoenix right winger Radim Vrbata in the right calf as he skated in on net ahead of Korpikoski. The puck caromed directly to Hanzal, who scored into an open net from the left side.

Boedker scored the Coyotes' third goal of the second period with a quick wrist shot from the right circle after a pass from Ribeiro at 12:40 to make it 3-0.

Ribeiro and Vrbata each had two assists.

NOTES: Coyotes D Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Sweden), F Lauri Korpikoski (Finland) and G Mike Smith (Canada) were selected to play for their countries in the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Coyotes announced Tuesday. All three will be participating in their first Olympics. Smith is one of three goalies on Team Canada, joining Vancouver's Roberto Luongo and Montreal's Carey Price. ... Ekman-Larsson, who has 22 points in 40 games, missed his second straight game after taking a hard check into the boards in a game Jan. 2. Columbus D Derek MacKenzie was suspended three games for boarding for that play. ... Calgary D Ladislav Smid, who will represent the Czech Republic at the Olympics, played in his 500th NHL game Tuesday. Smid's father Ladislav Sr., played on Czechoslovakia's bronze medal-winning team in 1964. ... Calgary completed its seventh set of back-to-back games Tuesday after winning in Colorado on Monday. The Flames are 3-3-1 in the second game of those sets.
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