NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Vancouver
(Saturday, November 11th)
Final Score: Calgary 3, Vancouver 2
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Kristian Huselius scored the game-winning goal late in the third period to lift the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Jarome Iginla added a goal and an assist for the Flames, who scored three unanswered goals to win their fourth straight game. Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 26 shots for Calgary.
Sami Salo and Taylor Pyatt scored goals for the Canucks, who have lost two straight and five of their last six games overall. Goaltender Roberto Luongo allowed three goals on 21 shots.
Trailing 2-1 after two periods, the Flames scored two goals in the final frame to win the contest.
Calgary evened the score at 2-2 5:29 into the third on Rhett Warrener's first goal of the season. Alex Tanguay skated into the slot from the left half-wall and faked a shot, passing the puck to a streaking Warrener. From the right circle, Warrener fired the disc through the pads of Luongo, who was screened on the play.
With just 3:32 left to play, the Flames took their first lead of the game. Matthew Lombardi dashed into the Vancouver zone and whiffed on a shot from the slot. Huselius though followed the play up and lifted a backhander over the left shoulder of Luongo.
Calgary's Dion Phaneuf took a holding penalty with 3:14 remaining to give Vancouver a chance to even the score. With time winding down in the man advantage, Markus Naslund was denied at the right side of the net as Kiprusoff made a pad save against the post.
Vancouver came close to tying the game again after Luongo headed to bench for an extra attacker with under a minute left. Matt Cooke controlled the puck in the right circle for Vancouver and sent a backhand shot off the right post with about 30 seconds left, and the Flames held on the rest of the way for the victory.
The Canucks drew first blood scoring a power-play goal 10:18 into the opening period. From the right half-wall, Daniel Sedin passed the puck to Salo at the point and his one-timer beat a screened Kiprusoff low on the glove side.
Vancouver made it 2-0 after Pyatt tallied a power-play goal with 1:08 left in the first. Brendan Morrison controlled the puck in the slot and made a pass to Pyatt in the lower right circle and his one-timer beat a sliding Kiprusoff.
Iginla scored for the Flames with 4:45 left in the second period to make it 2-1. Tanguay hit Iginla with a pass and he carried the puck in on goal. With a defender draped all over him, Iginla skated hard into the goal mouth and jammed the puck past Luongo for his ninth goal of the season.
Calgary defeated Vancouver for the first time in the last five meetings in the series...Tanguay finished with two assists and has nine on the season...Iginla has a five-game point streak...Calgary failed to score in four chances on the power play while Vancouver was 2-for-6 with the man advantage.
11/12 01:04:07 ET