Phoenix Coyotes 2 Calgary Flames 1

OT Loss Ends Great Stand

D'Arcy McGrath

October 8th, 2001

It couldn't last forever.

Roman Turek's improbable run as the feel good story of Stampede City had to come to an end sometime.

And it did, a mere minutes short of the franchise record for consecutive shut out minutes set by Fred Brathwaite just last season.

A record may be lost, but fan admiration was surely not as Roman Turek turned in another solid effort in closing off the Flames three game homestand to start the season on the right foot.

That's right ... an October start not attached to the ritual doom and gloom normally associated with the Halloween month.

An overtime loss to the Coyotes on the night gives the Flames a 2-0-0-1 record to start the season; five points in three home games.

Five on five the game was a scoreless tie, with all the damage done on with the man advantage.

The Flames opened the scoring in the first period when Dean McAmmond notched his first as a Flame on the powerplay. Scott Nichol with his first point in uniform of his home town team, and Toni Lydman added assists.

The Coyotes tied the affair in the second period when the pint sized Danielle Breire evened McAmmond's powerplay goal with a man advanted strike of his own.

The goal came six and a half minutes into the second period ending Roman Turek's Calgary shut out string at 146:37, just shy of a Flames' record.

The third period was scoreless before Teppo Numminen notched an additional powerplay goal, just  28 seconds into the overtime period.

The loss was surely disappointing to the Flames having out shot the Coyotes 12-7 in the third but coming up empty, but the season opening homestand was a great success nonetheless.


1. Teppo Numminen - The "rock" of the Phoenix blueline notches the game winner. 

2. Sean Burke - Gets the win, only surrendering one goal on 27 Flame shots. 

3. Roman Turek - Two goals against in his second start still puts him in the game stars.


The Flames were hot in the face-off circle once again, hitting for 64% on the night. Rob Niedermayer bounced back by winning won 63% of his draws, while both Marc Savard and Craig Conroy were both over sixty percent as well. ... Derek Morris led all Flames in ice time with 26:39 in time. Toni Lydman was a close second with 25:32 of total ice time. The Coyotes were led by Teppo Numminen who logged a game high of 27:20. ... Toni Lydman led all Flames shooters with four shots on goal on the evening.

Flames Lines

Petrovicky Savard Iginla
Cowan Niedermayer McAmmond
Lowry Conroy Clark
Nichol Wilm Berube
Regehr Morris
Gauthier Lydman
Kravchuk Boughner

Box Score