Coyotes slip past Flames in OT

The Associated PressSeptember 26, 2013
Coyotes slip past Flames in OT
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Phoenix Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson, left, from Sweden, celebrates his goal with teammate Shane Doan during second-period NHL preseason hockey game action against the Phoenix Coyotes in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Zbynek Michalek scored at 3:53 of overtime Wednesday night to give the Phoenix Coyotes a 3-2 preseason victory over the Calgary Flames.

The goal came on a slap shot from the blue line with Reto Berra screened by a group of players in front.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Shane Doan also scored for Phoenix. The Coyotes finish their preseason Friday night with a home game against the San Jose Sharks.

Mike Smith had 29 saves for the victory.

Lance Bouma, with his fourth goal of the preseason, and Corban Knight scored for Calgary. The Flames have a full week off before opening the regular season in Washington on Oct. 3.

Calgary trailed 2-0 until halfway through the third period when the Flames beat Smith, tying the game with goals less than two minutes apart from Bouma and Knight.