NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Calgary|
(Saturday, February 11th)
Final Score: Calgary 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Stymied late in regulation, Jarome Iginla made
good on his opportunity in the shootout, netting the decisive goal to lift the
Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at the Saddledome.
Iginla was robbed by the glove of Roberto Luongo on a breakaway with 2:06
remaining in the third period, but the Calgary captain converted in the third
round of the penalty-shot tiebreaker, scoring on a backhand-forehand deke.
Miikka Kiprusoff, who made 29 saves, turned away Mason Raymond's bid to assure
the extra point for the Flames.
"It certainly wasn't pretty at times, but we battled for everything in that
hockey game and deserved the two points," said Flames associate coach Craig
Calgary notched its first home win over Vancouver since October 16, 2009. The
Flames had dropped five straight at home to their Northwest Division rivals.
Luongo finished with only 16 saves for the Canucks, who were looking to sweep
a four-game road trip.
"I thought we played a really good game tonight from start to finish. This was
probably our best game of the road trip and we lost," said Canucks head coach
Vancouver is all too familiar with the shootout as six of its last nine games
have been decided beyond overtime.
Calgary jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Mike Cammalleri and Roman Horak,
with the latter lighting the lamp at the 2:41 mark of the second period.
But the Canucks rallied, beginning with Cody Hodgson banging home a rebound
late in the middle stanza. David Booth pulled the visitors even at 8:04 of the
The Flames improved to 3-0-2 in February...Vancouver had its road winning
streak snapped at five games...The teams entered play with identical 12-3-0
records within the division.
02/12 01:53:48 ET