NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Vancouver
(Saturday, January 9th)
Final Score: Calgary 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Jamie Lundmark tied the game midway through the second period and then netted the game-winner in the third round of the shootout, as the Calgary Flames edged the Vancouver Canucks, 3-2, in a Northwest Division battle at GM Place.
Rene Bourque also scored in regulation for the Flames, who snapped a brief two-game skid to take over first place in the Northwest Division with 57 points (26-14-5), one better than Colorado, which also won earlier Saturday, and Vancouver.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 19 saves for the victors.
Daniel Sedin and Mikael Samuelsson lit the lamp for the Canucks, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Roberto Luongo turned aside 38-of-40 shots in defeat.
Kyle Wellwood and Nigel Dawes each scored in the first round of the shootout. Ryan Kesler then hit the post to open the door for the Flames, who capitalized with a Olli Jokinen goal to go ahead 2-1 after two rounds. Mason Raymond kept Vancouver alive by scoring off a backhander, but Lundmark followed with a backhander of his own to give Calgary the victory.
"It's a tough way to lose," Luongo said. "I'd like to have made at least one or two saves there in the shootout."
Kiprusoff made nine saves in a scoreless third stanza, while Luongo stopped 11 shots to send the contest into overtime.
Neither team scored in the extra session to send the tilt into a shootout.
Bourque's wrister at the 9:36 mark of the first period gave the Flames the early edge. However, the Canucks tied the contest on Samuelsson's score with 5:51 to go.
Henrik Sedin assisted on his brother Daniel Sedin's goal at the 4:41 mark of the second to make it 2-1 in favor of Vancouver.
Calgary lit the lamp at the midway point of the frame to deadlock the game at two. The puck squirted out in front of the net following a faceoff in the Canucks zone. Lundmark's backhander went off the leg of Vancouver defenseman Willie Mitchell and squirted between the pads of Luongo.
Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows entered Saturday with hat tricks in each of his previous two games...The Flames went 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Canucks went 0-for-2 with the man advantage...Calgary leads the season series with Vancouver, 3-1.
01/10 03:53:35 ET