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Flames 5, Canucks 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 5, Canucks 3
Vancouver Canucks 3, Calgary Flames 5

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Calgary Flames enforcer Brian McGrattan beat up the Vancouver Canucks with more than his fists.

McGrattan had a goal and an assist and fought Darcy Hordichuk in the Flames' 5-3 victory over the Canucks on Friday night.

"Any way that you can contribute offensively is a boost for our team," McGrattan said. "We know our job. We have to play tough and physical in their end. If you can get a goal or two that really helps the team and helps the guys get going."

Dustin Boyd also had a goal and an assist, Curtis Glencross, Nigel Dawes and Dion Phaneuf added goals, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 26 saves.

"I was more happy when Grats scored," said Boyd, who assisted on McGrattan's goal that made it 5-0. "He said he didn't score for like three years or something."

The last time McGrattan scored was April 3, 2006, during his rookie season with Ottawa. Since that time, he played 91 contests without scoring, including a five-game stint with Phoenix last season when he battled a shoulder injury and drinking problem that forced him to enter the NHL's substance abuse program.

"To overcome the addiction part of things and to overcome major surgery, it's been tough, but I can kind of see the rewards now," McGrattan said.

The Flames (5-2-1) built a 5-0 lead and chased Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo after two periods. With the victory, Calgary ended a three-game winless streak and moved Calgary into a tie with Colorado for top spot in the Northwest Division.

Rick Rypien, Mikael Samuelsson and Christian Ehrhoff scored for Vancouver (2-4-0).

"They had one of the stronger starts that I have seen so far this year," Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said. "They were physical, they were strong on the puck and they generated a lot of scoring chances. For the first 15 minutes of the first period we had a really tough time handling it."

Three Stars
Curtis Glencross

The ex-Oiler rewards the Flames for their faith scoring a clutch goal to kick-off teh rout Friday night
1G, plus-2, 20:33 TOI

Dustin Boyd

Likely the best Calgary Flame on the ice. All kinds of speed and plenty of fight led to two points
1G, 1A, 3 shots, 60% FOP

Brian McGrattan

Probably the last time Big Mac records a multi-point game in the calendar year, but he was full value against the Canucks.
1G, 1A, 5:55 TOI, 5 PIM

Luongo stopped 14 of 19 shots he faced through two periods, while Andrew Raycroft stopped all five shots he faced in the final frame.

"No one in here is blaming Luongo," Vancouver forward Ryan Kesler said. "He's a great goaltender and we gave up too many Grade A chances."

Glencross put the Flames up 1-0 at 7:18 of the first period when he beat Luongo on a short-handed breakaway.

Dawes gave the Flames a two-goal lead at 10:50 when he tipped Mark Giordano's shot out of the air and into the top corner behind Luongo during a power play.

In the second, the Flames extended their lead to 4-0 when Phaneuf blasted a point shot through traffic past a screened Luongo, and Boyd neatly tipped McGrattan's shot out of the air and into the Vancouver net.

NOTES: The Flames also beat the Canucks 5-3 at home on Oct. 1, the opening night of the NHL season. The two teams will meet four more times and conclude the regular season against each other. ... Calgary defenseman Jay Bouwmeester extended the NHL's longest current consecutive games streak to 350.


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scoring summary
1st Period
07:18
CGY
SHG - Curtis Glencross (3) ASST: Jay Bouwmeester (4)
1 - 0 CGY
10:50
CGY
PPG - Nigel Dawes (2) ASST: Mark Giordano (4), Cory Sarich (1)
2 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
06:38
CGY
Dion Phaneuf (4) ASST: Daymond Langkow (2), Robyn Regehr (3)
3 - 0 CGY
09:16
CGY
Dustin Boyd (2) ASST: Brandon Prust (2), Brian McGrattan (2)
4 - 0 CGY
11:33
CGY
Brian McGrattan (1) ASST: Dustin Boyd (3), Brandon Prust (3)
5 - 0 CGY
3rd Period
06:55
VAN
Rick Rypien (1) ASST: Henrik Sedin (6), Alexander Edler (3)
5 - 1 CGY
17:02
VAN
PPG - Mikael Samuelsson (3) ASST: Steve Bernier (3), Henrik Sedin (7)
5 - 2 CGY
17:43
VAN
PPG - Christian Ehrhoff (2) ASST: Ryan Kesler (4), Michael Grabner (1)
5 - 3 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
02:32
CGY
Brian McGrattan  Fighting (maj) against  Darcy Hordichuk
02:32
VAN
Darcy Hordichuk  Fighting (maj) against  Brian McGrattan
02:32
CGY
Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Tanner Glass
02:32
VAN
Tanner Glass  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
02:51
VAN
Henrik Sedin  Interference against  Curtis Glencross
07:05
CGY
Adam Pardy  Roughing against  Ryan Kesler
09:07
VAN
Kevin Bieksa  Tripping against  Dustin Boyd
12:21
VAN
Aaron Rome  Slashing against  Dustin Boyd
18:43
CGY
Cory Sarich  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
2nd Period
02:33
VAN
Rick Rypien  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
02:33
CGY
Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Rick Rypien
3rd Period
10:38
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Slashing against  Jarome Iginla
13:07
VAN
Kyle Wellwood  Too many men/ice - bench
14:08
CGY
Curtis Glencross  Tripping against  Kevin Bieksa
15:48
CGY
Jay Bouwmeester  Hooking against  Steve Bernier
16:38
CGY
Dustin Boyd  Too many men/ice - bench
18:02
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Interference on goalkeeper against  Miikka Kiprusoff
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
SA: 19TOI: 40:00
Saves: 14EV: 10 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .737SH: 0 - 1
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 5TOI: 19:51
Saves: 5EV: 4 - 4
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
5-1-1
SA: 29TOI: 59:54
Saves: 26EV: 20 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .897SH: 1 - 1