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The Goods: Flame out

Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 11:00 PM / Features
By Derek Jory
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The Goods: Flame out

Flame out

The weather outside was frightful, the game inside wasn't much better.

The Vancouver Canucks, who arrived in Calgary two hours prior to puck drop because of heavy snowfall, lost 4-2 to the Flames Sunday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The travel weary Canucks opened the scoring 7:49 into the first period when Jannik Hansen set Chris Higgins up for a breakaway; he went in alone on Daniel Taylor and buried his sixth goal of the season.

Mike Cammalleri tied the game up at 1-1 before the end of the first period and the teams traded goals again in the second. Hansen netted his fifth goal of the season to give Vancouver a short-lived 2-1 lead as Lee Stempniak knotted the game up again less than four minutes later.

In the third, the Canucks, playing in the backend of a weekend doubleheader, took their foot off the gas and the Flames took advantage scoring two goals, one into an empty net, to hand Vancouver its first regulation loss to a Northwest Division opponent this season.

FULL RECAP

AND ANOTHER THING...
Two games, two fights for Tom Sestito. He got game.

Jory's Jewels

Tweet of the Night - "@canucksgame Never have I been so surrounded by blue! I love it! pic.twitter.com/dt9PK1x2mI" - @LadyCanadia. What a showing of Canucks fans in Calgary; they were still outnumbered, but they held their own cheering with vigor.
Snow job - Due to a massive snow storm in Calgary, the Canucks were unable to travel to Alberta post-game Saturday night and they didn't land in Calgary until two and a half hours before puck drop. Did it affect them? Snow way.
Twinning - Congratulations to Jannik Hansen and his wife Karen, who gave birth to twin boys early Sunday morning. Daniel and Lucas are their names and if they take after their dad's game, they'll be feisty.
Cam on down - Cam Barker slotted into the line-up for his Canucks debut playing 14:28 with two shots, a blocked shot and an assist on Jannik Hansen's second period goal.