Ekman-Larsson's two late goals lead Coyotes past Flames

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Arizona Coyotes left wing Max Domi (16) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith (41) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 19, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Coyotes left wing Max Domi (16) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith (41) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 19, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
GLENDALE, AZ (AP) -

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored twice late in the third period to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

Max Domi also had two goals for Arizona, including an empty-netter with 21 seconds left, and had an assist on Ekman-Larsson's tiebreaking goal. Richard Panik scored early in the second period for the Coyotes, and Antti Raanta stopped 42 shots.

Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist, and Sean Monahan also scored as Calgary lost for the fourth time in five games. Mike Smith finished with 25 saves.

Domi stole a pass in the Calgary zone and beat Smith to tie the score at 2-2 with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the second period.

Both teams missed several scoring chances in the third period until Ekman-Larsson put the Coyotes ahead with 3:41 remaining with his 100th career goal. He then had an empty-netter 2:04 later for his 13th of the season to double the lead.

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Smith started his first game at Gila River Arena since the Flames acquired him from Arizona last summer. A video tribute to the Coyotes' all-time leader in games played and shutouts was shown during a stoppage in play in the first period, and Smith offered a quick wave after being welcomed back.

Arizona went up 1-0 on Panik's goal at 5:15 of the second. Panik fired in a wrist shot from his knees off Clayton Keller's cross-ice pass. Keller, a rookie, scored a point in his fifth straight game and has nine in his last 10 games. His 53 points lead the Coyotes this season.

The Flames tied it on Hamilton's goal at 9:05 of the second, his 16th of the season. Hamilton's 43 points lead Calgary defensemen.

Zac Rinaldo got free on a breakaway late in the period, but Smith kept the puck out of the net, pinning it to the near post where Rinaldo tried to stuff it home.

The Flames took the lead with 4:32 left in the middle period as Monahan put in a rebound for his team-leading 31st. The advantage lasted just two minutes.

Neither team scored in the first period, but a goal by Monahan at with about seven minutes to go was disallowed because of a delayed penalty. The Coyotes totaled six penalty minutes in the first, all related to physical play and scuffles with Flames players.

Domi was called for high sticking and raised his penalty-minute total to 67, which leads the Coyotes.

NOTES: The Coyotes were without head coach Rick Tocchet on Monday, as he left the team to attend his mother's funeral near Toronto. Tocchet is expected to rejoin the Coyotes on Wednesday when they visit Buffalo. ... The Coyotes embark on a six-game road trip after Monday's game and will play eight of their final 10 regular-season games away from home. ... Flames D TJ Brodie missed his first game of the season, scratched due to an upper-body injury suffered Sunday at Vegas. ... F Matthew Tkachuk was also scratched, missing his fourth straight game with an upper-body injury. ... C Sam Bennett served four penalty minutes for roughing.

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Flames: Host Anaheim on Wednesday night.

Coyotes: At Buffalo on Wednesday night.

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