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Shane Doan sets 2 more Coyotes Records

We want to congratulate Shane Doan who had two goals and an assist to become the all-time points leader in franchise history and help the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-1 win against the Calgary Flames at Gila River Arena on Friday.DoanFeature

Doan tied Dale Hawerchuk’s franchise record of 929 points with a first-period goal and assisted on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s goal at 6:51 of the second period for point No. 930 and the record. But, he wasn’t done for the night, Doan scored again during a 4-on-3 advantage in the third period; it was the 123rd power-play goal of his career, moving him past Hawerchuk for another franchise record.

Doan broke Hawerchuk’s franchise record for goals on Dec. 31 against the Winnipeg Jets and now has 389 in his career.

Ekman-Larsson and Anthony Duclair scored power-play goals 1:57 apart in the second period to give the Coyotes (25-23-6) a 3-0 lead. Ekman-Larsson’s game-winning goal was his seventh of the season, one behind Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks and Jonathan Toews for the NHL lead.

OELCoyotesEven though Doan was the main attraction on this night, if the team wants to continue to win and stay in the hunt for the play-offs, which they are currently tied for third in the Western Wild Card standings. They may want to get Ekman-Larsson the puck. The Coyotes are 3-0-0 against the Flames this season, and Ekman-Larsson has a goal in each game. Arizona is 10-2-3 in the 15 games Ekman-Larsson has scored.

Louis Domingue made 26 saves and Arizona snapped a five-game losing streak, while Jonas Hiller made 32 saves in a loosing effort for Calgary, who had its three-game winning streak snapped.

The Coyotes took the lead early to begin the night of milestones from their captain.

Doan took a pass from defenseman Kevin Connauton and curled at the left circle. Using Flames defenseman Kris Russell and teammate Tyler Gaudet as a screen, Doan put the puck between Russell’s skates and under Hiller’s pads at 3:31 for point No. 929.

It was Doan’s 20th goal of the season. The 13th time he has reached the 20-goal mark in his career. Among active players, only Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers (18), Jarome Iginla of the Colorado Avalanche (16) and Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks (14) have more 20-goal seasons than Doan.

 

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