NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Vancouver
(Saturday, January 7th)
Final Score: Vancouver 4, Calgary 3 (OT)
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Brendan Morrison scored in overtime to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a come-from-behind victory over the Calgary Flames, 4-3, at GM Place.
Sami Salo netted two goals and an assist and Anson Carter scored the other goal for the Canucks, who have won their last two games.
Alexander Auld made 27 saves in the win, Vancouver's first in six attempts against Calgary.
Stephane Yelle, Dion Phaneuf and Jarome Iginla all scored for the Flames, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Miikka Kiprusoff made 32 saves in defeat.
The extra session was all Vancouver. They put tremendous pressure on Calgary, outshooting them 5-0, and got a power play after Jordan Leopold was called for tripping.
Salo had the puck all alone at the right circle, but his wrist shot banged off the crossbar and went behind the net. Kiprusoff lost sight of the puck and Morrison picked it up and from the left side stuffed it in for the game winner at the 2:53 mark of overtime.
Vancouver forced the extra session by scoring two power-play goals after Calgary had scored two goals to take a 3-1 lead in the third period.
Henrik Sedin snapped a shot from low on the right side of the net that Kiprusoff made a save on. But, the rebound went right to Carter, who smacked it in with 7:31 remaining.
Vancouver poured it on and netted the equalizer with 30 seconds remaining.
Nolan Baumgartner sent the puck from the high slot to Salo at the left circle and he snapped a one-timer that went over Kiprusoff's glove.
The Flames got the only goal of the opening 20 minutes on the power play. Tony Amonte brought the puck around the net and sent a centering pass to Yelle, who backhanded the puck through Auld's five-hole 7:54 into the contest.
The Canucks tied the game up with a power-play goal of their own. Baumgartner had the puck at the right point and sent it to Salo at the left point. Salo let fly with a one-timer that went through a screen and into the net for his eighth goal of the year at the 6:09 mark of the second period.
However, the Flames took a 3-1 lead with two goals separated by 44 seconds in the third period.
Phaneuf sent a wrist shot from high in the slot that went through several players and into the net for a power-play tally at the 3:40 mark of the third.
Daymond Langkow forced a turnover at the Canucks blue line and got the puck to Iginla cutting into the zone. Iginla flicked a wrister from the outside of the left circle that went into the right corner of the net for his 17th goal of the season.
Vancouver hosts Toronto on Tuesday...The Flames continue their four-game road trip against the Rangers on Tuesday...Vancouver is 2-5 in overtime this season and Calgary is 3-5...Vancouver finished 4-for-10 on the power play. Calgary scored on two of its seven power play chances.
01/08 01:26:53 ET