The Goods: Flame retardant

Thursday, 11.04.2013 / 1:00 AM
Derek Jory

Zero to 60 in a flash.

The Vancouver Canucks won their fourth straight game beating the Calgary Flames 4-1 Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome thanks to three consecutive goals scored in the final eight minutes of the third period.

Maxim Lapierre, Mason Raymond and Daniel Sedin all scored in a span of just under five minutes to turn what was a lifeless game on its head.

The Flames opened the scoring late in the first period, but the Canucks replied with Alex Burrows finding the back of the net for his 12th goal of the season.

For the second period and most of the third the teams exchanged chances here and there with Calgary hitting Roberto Luongo with more shots than Miikka Kiprusoff faced; overall the goaltenders stopped 41 of 43 shots through 40 minutes.

Luongo, who finished with 40 saves in his first start since March 18th, he held the fort in the late stages of the game making 18 saves in the third period allowing Lapierre, Raymond and Sedin to seal the deal.

The Canucks travel to Colorado Thursday for a Saturday game against the Avalanche.

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