Zack Kassian scored the shootout game-winner and also scored in regulation for the second consecutive game, as the Vancouver Canucks earned their first win of the season, a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames Wednesday night at Rogers Arena.
Kassian, playing alongside Daniel and Henrik Sedin, opened the scoring 6:20 into the second period and Mason Raymond made it 2-0 on the power play two minutes later. A pair of quick Flames goals to end the period had the game even at 2-2 and seemingly destined for overtime.
Cory Schneider is the main reason this game went on as long as it did. In his second start of the season, Schneider made 34 saves, including a WHAT THE WHAT stop in the third period and a OMG WHAT THE WHAT save in overtime.
Kassian and Burrows scored in the shootout, Tanguay was the only shooter to beat Schneider.
Salt on cantaloupe? Tried it during pre-game meal, tasted like salt on cantaloupe.
A first for Schroeder - Jordan Schroeder played 14:49 in his NHL debut and while he didn't find the scoresheet, when he does, he'll become the highest scoring #45 in Canucks history.
Fans fans in the stands - Pamela Anderson, yes BC's very own Baywatch beauty, took in Wednesday night's game and her 30 seconds on the jumbotron was one of the highlights of the night.
Minor hockey, major love - Since 1958-59, the third week of January has been dedicated to celebrating minor hockey. Five players, a goalies and four referees from minor hockey leagues hit the ice for O Canada.
Project NU2 - The great debate rages on. The Canucks hit the ice to DJ M.E.G.’s Stock-Holm in Games 1 & 2, Game 3 it was Muse's Map of The Problematique. Have your say on Canucks.com Thursday.