CALGARY – Flames Captain Mark Giordano held his medal on Sunday in his 800th NHL game.
Giordano scored two goals and a five-mile lead, Calgary won 7-1 in Arizona Coyotes.
"Every time you play a landmark game, you want to win first," said Flames coach Bill Peters. "When you win and more than five in three points, it is something that you tell your children and they will look and hey there was not a lie. It's good."
He has 35 years in 47 points (9 goals, 38 attendances) in 45 matches, the second in the NHL defense and Brent Burns leading five points. He is the leader of the league plus 36, four better than his defense partner, TJ Brodie, plus five.
"It felt good," said Giordano. "Big team won. We had good control of Puck, a good move, especially first and third."
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Calgary spent five seconds in the first half in 68 seconds.
At 16:51, Giordano opened a sharp punctuation angle on the short side of the upper part.
"It's really a real smart guy, cagey guy, shows some patience to develop the screen, then suddenly it's his stick and off at the right time," said Peters.
Seventy-eight seconds later, Sean Monahan made it 2-0 on his left foot and turned Johnny Gaudreau into an unstoppable pass.
Giordano scored three goals three minutes earlier than three minutes and the game was opened for the third time.
"I am sure that the best captain I have ever played in my career," said Flames goaltender Mike Smithe, who had 22 stops. "The way it works when ice is practiced, it's just an epitome of being a true professional.
"In addition to being horrible, it's incredibly amazing. I've been here for a short time now, but I do not care what the hell is and what is the leader in. This eighth game says a lot about what he's playing in the league and he's a player. "
Thanks to David Rittich's back-to-back protection, Smithe improved 13-9-1.
It was a good start against Smith, who was fighting for the first time. In the first one with scoreless, Derek Stepan's acrobatic pause.
"As a player, it feels good to be able to face your team and capitalize on what you can choose. It's a good thing to keep the winning range and get back and feel good," said Smithe.
Adin Hill went to the Coyotes, finishing 19 stops. He fell 7-5-0.
Matthew Tkachuk got a goal and scored Sam Bennett in Calgary (30-13-4). Flames won five straight and won 8-1-1 on the 10th. The latter are second and Pacific Division three points over San Jose sharks.
He also helped to give support and extended eight games (8 goals, 10 support). With 69 points in the season, it was ranked second in the league, six times by Nikita Kucherov.
Jordan Oesterle's Arizona (20-22-3) scored the only goal of Coyotes' three-game no-profit.
Rick Tocchet was not happy with the performance of his club.
"We're playing a first class team and we can not have four or five boys out there," said coach Coyotes. "Four boys were not well-napped and Calgary smelled after the first period."
Oesterle's goal came at 19:44 in the second, and Arizona's fastest expected hope.
"We had a good chance to get a leader, but it seemed they got all the opportunities they got," said Oliver Ekman-Larsson, captain Coyotes.
Notes: Travis Hamonic (family sickness) Calgary Defender was a distant scratch. He was replaced by Dalton Prout … Arizona Conor Garland scored four goals with his goals scored … Flames improved 22-3-0 when they scored first … Calgary won the best league 38th goal difference in third place .