NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Calgary |
(Friday, February 3rd)
Final Score: Vancouver 3, Calgary 1
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Henrik Sedin scored a goal and added an assist
while twin brother Daniel picked up three helpers, as the Vancouver Canucks
defeated the Calgary Flames, 3-1, at Pengrowth Saddledome.
Alex Auld was solid in net with 28 saves for the Canucks, who have now won
three games in a row.
Anson Carter added a goal and an assist in the win.
Jarome Iginla scored the lone goal for the Flames, who have dropped three
straight and five of their last six games overall.
Miikka Kiprusoff allowed three goals on 22 shots in the loss.
"They (the Sedin's) are playing great right now," said Vancouver head coach
Marc Crawford. "They like playing together and we've stayed with that and it
On a two-man advantage late in the opening period, Iginla's slap shot from
the right circle beat Auld on his short side for a 1-0 Flames lead with only
nine seconds to go before the first intermission.
Early in the middle session, Alexandre Burrows had a chance to even things up
after being awarded a penalty shot after being pulled down on a breakaway, but
Kiprusoff was up to the task, denying the attempt.
The Canucks would score twice in the final five minutes of the second stanza
to take a 2-1 advantage into the final frame.
With 4:24 to play in the second, Henrik Sedin's centering pass hit off Robyn
Regehr's skate and caromed straight to Carter in the slot, and he wristed it
past Kiprusoff for the power-play goal.
Ryan Kesler pushed Vancouver ahead 2-1 with only 46 seconds left in the second
period. At the right half wall, Daniel Sedin centered the puck to Kesler in
the slot and from in close he beat Kiprusoff low and to his stick side.
Henrik Sedin gave the Canucks a two-goal cushion with 7:38 left in the game
with his 14th goal of the season. Henrik took a feed from twin brother Daniel
at the top of the right circle and fired a slap shot through Kiprusoff's five-
With over a minute to play in the game, Calgary pulled Kiprusoff for an extra
attacker, but could not generate any scoring chances as Vancouver bottled them
up in the neutral zone.
The Canucks improved to 13-15-2 as the visiting team this season...Vancouver
defenseman Sami Salo picked up his 23rd assist of the season...The Flames
dropped to 18-5-3 at the Saddledome this season...Calgary rookie defenseman
Dion Phaneuf notched his 22nd assist...The Canucks went 1-for-6 on the power
play while the Flames went 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
02/04 00:29:07 ET