The beginning was pretty, the ending not so much.
Alex Burrows set a franchise record scoring six seconds into the first period, but it was all downhill for the Vancouver Canucks from there in a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings Saturday night at Rogers Arena.
The Canucks, dressed in maroon and cream Vancouver Millionaires jerseys to celebrate a century of hockey in Vancouver, continued on the attack for much of the first period and yet it was Detroit evening the score at 1-1 after 20 minutes.
In the second, Henrik Zetterberg scored on the power play to take a 2-1 lead before Jannik Hansen hit the crossbar on a penalty shot. That was as close the Canucks got to tying the game; Zetterberg scored again 1:20 into the third to pace a three goal period. Vancouver got a goal back late with Burrows scoring his seventh of the season in his first multi-goal game of the year.
Roberto Luongo had 21 saves in his first home regulation loss of the season. He's now 4-1-2 at Rogers Arena.
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