NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Calgary
(Friday, December 26th)
Final Score: Vancouver 2, Calgary 0
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Dan Cloutier stopped 31 shots to earn his second shutout of the season and lead Vancouver to a 2-0 win over Calgary at the Saddledome.
Mattias Ohlund and Brendan Morrison scored for the Canucks, who have just one loss in their last nine games (5-1-3) and are unbeaten in their last eight games in Calgary (6-0-2). Cloutier posted his 12th career shutout.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 29 saves for the Flames, who had a four-game winning streak snapped and lost for the first time in seven games (5-1-1). Calgary failed to register a point for only the second time in 18 games (12-2-2-2).
Vancouver scored both its goals in the first period. Ohlund opened the scoring 1:35 into the game on the power play when he converted on a wrist shot from the left point.
Morrison delivered his 13th goal with seven minutes left in the first. Marek Malik slid the puck towards the right goalpost, where Morrison stopped it on his backhand. He then shifted to his forehand and scored into an open net.
Early in the third period, Calgary left wing Oleg Saprykin failed to convert a penalty shot. He missed the net as his shot sailed wide left at 6:50 of the final stanza.
Late in the third, the Flames were forced to kill off a major penalty, and couldn't muster any scoring chances the rest of the way.
Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo left in the third period with a leg injury...Calgary had its seven-game home unbeaten streak snapped (5-1-2)...The Canucks improved to 5-1-1 in their last seven road games.
12/26 23:44:17 ET