|CGY||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|VAN||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||5|
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Vancouver Canucks could have used a better start and a more solid middle.
Instead they settled on a strong finish, and that was enough to hand the Calgary Flames their first regulation loss this month.
Henrik Sedin scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Taylor Pyatt added an insurance goal 6:59 into the third, leading Vancouver to a 5-3 win over the Flames on Thursday night.
"We definitely had more [energy] than last game, no doubt about that,” said Canucks captain Markus Naslund, who set up power-play goals by Henrik Sedin and Sami Salo to reach 800 NHL points. “I don’t think we started out that great, but it was good for us to find a way to win against a hot team like Calgary.,"
Craig Conroy and Matthew Lombardi scored 1:54 apart to tie the game in the second period for the Flames. But with defenseman Robyn Regehr off for elbowing, Henrik Sedin completed a pretty passing play from twin brother Daniel and Naslund by one-touching the puck through Miikka Kiprusoff's legs from the top of the crease.
Scored a goal and set up Henrik Sedin on the game winner.
Opened the scoring for the Canucks with his third of the year and added an assist on Pyatt's goal.
Scored the Canucks fifth goal, securing the 5-3 win and assisted on tonight's first goal.
|PPG - Jarome Iginla (25) ASST: Dion Phaneuf (21), Adrian Aucoin (14)|
1 - 0 CGY
|Mason Raymond (3) ASST: Taylor Pyatt (11), Aaron Miller (4)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Daniel Sedin (16) ASST: Henrik Sedin (30)|
2 - 1 VAN
|PPG - Sami Salo (1) ASST: Alexander Edler (7), Markus Naslund (19)|
3 - 1 VAN
|Craig Conroy (5) ASST: Robyn Regehr (7), Alex Tanguay (22)|
3 - 2 VAN
|PPG - Matthew Lombardi (9) ASST: Adrian Aucoin (15), Robyn Regehr (8)|
3 - 3 Tie
|PPG - Henrik Sedin (7) ASST: Daniel Sedin (20), Markus Naslund (20)|
4 - 3 VAN
|Taylor Pyatt (9) ASST: Mason Raymond (5), Jason Jaffray (2)|
5 - 3 VAN
|Robyn Regehr Hooking against Henrik Sedin|
|Willie Mitchell Hooking against Daymond Langkow|
|Mark Smith Fighting (maj) against Mike Brown|
|Mike Brown Fighting (maj) against Mark Smith|
|Taylor Pyatt Hi stick - double minor against Anders Eriksson|
|Wayne Primeau Hooking against Taylor Pyatt|
|Mike Brown Interference on goalkeeper against Miikka Kiprusoff|
|Alexandre Burrows Cross checking against Daymond Langkow|
|Robyn Regehr Elbowing against Mike Brown|
|Wayne Primeau Tripping against Matt Cooke|
|David Hale Fighting (maj) against Matt Cooke|
|Matt Cooke Fighting (maj) against David Hale|
|Cory Sarich Interference against Daniel Sedin|
|Taylor Pyatt Roughing against Dion Phaneuf|
|SA: 0||TOI: 13:01|
|Saves: 0||EV: 0 - 0|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 0|
|SV%:||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 20||TOI: 46:59|
|Saves: 15||EV: 9 - 12|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 8|
|SV%: .750||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 32||TOI: 59:42|
|Saves: 29||EV: 28 - 29|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 3|
|SV%: .906||SH: 0 - 0|