|VAN||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|CGY||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
PIC OF THE GAME
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CALGARY -It wasn't pretty, but it wasn't supposed to be – at least not in Calgary where work ethic is revered above all else.
The Canucks donned their hard hats and mucked two points out of the Flames' barn Thursday in a bitterly fought 3-2 decision.
Byron Ritchie notched his first goal of the season against his former team while Roberto Luongo made 36 saves to keep the Canucks unbeaten within the Northwest division at a perfect 5-0.
It didn't come easy as the Flames badly out shot the Canucks in the third period. Calgary used three early power plays to help rack up 24 shots to Vancouver's six, but couldn't beat Luongo.
"They came at us in the third period,” said Luongo. “We had some penalties and it swung the momentum. They were throwing everything at the net, but we managed to hold the fort."
Made 36 saves, including 22 in the third period to hold the lead.
Earned his franchise record 412th career assist in the 2nd.
Just one helper, but Dion was easily the best Flame.
|PPG - Brendan Morrison (6) ASST: Daniel Sedin (8), Henrik Sedin (11)|
1 - 0 VAN
|Byron Ritchie (1) ASST: Willie Mitchell (2), Aaron Miller (1)|
2 - 0 VAN
|Alexandre Burrows (2) ASST: Trevor Linden (2)|
3 - 0 VAN
|PPG - Anders Eriksson (1) ASST: Kristian Huselius (7), Jarome Iginla (13)|
3 - 1 VAN
|Owen Nolan (1) ASST: Dion Phaneuf (7), Matthew Lombardi (5)|
3 - 2 VAN
|Cory Sarich Tripping against Ryan Kesler|
|Markus Naslund Hooking against Craig Conroy|
|Craig Conroy Holding against Daniel Sedin|
|Owen Nolan Slashing against Alexandre Burrows|
|Matt Cooke Boarding against Daymond Langkow|
|Mattias Ohlund Fighting (maj) against Dion Phaneuf|
|Dion Phaneuf Fighting (maj) against Mattias Ohlund|
|Dion Phaneuf Roughing against Mattias Ohlund|
|Robyn Regehr Hooking against Henrik Sedin|
|Henrik Sedin Unsportsmanlike conduct against Robyn Regehr|
|Alex Tanguay Holding the stick against Markus Naslund|
|Henrik Sedin Holding against Craig Conroy|
|Jannik Hansen Tripping against Dion Phaneuf|
|Mike Weaver Holding against David Moss|
|Mattias Ohlund Holding against Kristian Huselius|
|Dion Phaneuf Interference against Brad Isbister|
|SA: 38||TOI: 59:52|
|Saves: 36||EV: 19 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 12 - 13|
|SV%: .947||SH: 5 - 5|
|SA: 24||TOI: 59:08|
|Saves: 21||EV: 13 - 15|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 8|
|SV%: .875||SH: 1 - 1|