Flames goalie Joey MacDonald made 23 saves to record the win, while Coyotes netminder Mike Smith stopped 26 shots for the Coyotes, who fell to 8-7-3.
NOTES: Flames forward Steve Begin played his 500th career game. It's not a major milestone, but worth noting because it looked like his career was over two years ago. He missed last season due to hip surgery before coming to camp on a tryout basis and earning a contract. "I'm a big supporter of Steve Begin," coach Bob Hartley said. "There's not enough guys like him in this league. He's all about the team." ... According to a report in the Utica Observer-Dispatch, Calgary's top minor league affiliate will be moved from Abbotsford, British Columbia, after four disappointing seasons to the city in New York in time for next season. The Flames denied the report. ... The Coyotes went into the game with a 31-13-6 record against Canadian teams since the start of the 2009-10 season. ... Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester played the 734th game of his career, which ties him with Guy Charron (who played in the NHL from 1970-71 through 1980-81) for most games without skating in the playoffs.