NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Vancouver
(Wednesday, December 27th)
Final Score: Vancouver 6, Calgary 5 (OT)
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Sami Salo scored with 2:14 left in overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 6-5 victory over the Calgary Flames at General Motors Place.
In the extra session, Salo received a pass from Mattias Ohlund at the right point and sent a shot on net that deflected off of Calgary's Chuck Kobasew and into the net to draw a roaring cheer from the crowd.
Daniel Sedin had a goal and two assists while Matt Cooke added a goal and an assist for the Canucks, who have won their last two games.
Roberto Luongo stopped 31 shots for Vancouver, which has won three straight games against Calgary this December.
Kristian Huselius scored twice while Daymond Langkow added a goal and an assist for the Flames, who have lost three straight and four of their last five games. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped just 18 shots in the loss.
The Canucks scored twice in the first period to assume a 2-0 lead.
Daniel Sedin got things going when he banged in a rebound off a Kevin Bieksa shot for a power-play goal just 2:32 in.
On a 2-on-1 rush, Daniel Sedin fed the puck to his brother, Henrik, who easily tapped it in from the low left side with 6:21 left in the first.
Calgary tied the game with a pair of goals in the second stanza.
Byron Ritchie got the Flames on the scoreboard when his wrist shot from the right circle found its way over the right pad of Luongo at the 8:55 mark.
A little over a minute later, Huselius banged the puck into the net during a scrum in front for his 12th goal of the season.
Vancouver, though, retook the lead when Cooke's backhand shot from the left circle beat Kiprusoff with 5:51 left in the second for a 3-2 lead.
The Canucks took a 4-2 lead into the locker room when Brendan Morrison redirected a pass from Willie Mitchell into the net for a shorthanded goal with 3:20 left in the second. It was the first shorthanded goal of the season for Vancouver.
Just 51 seconds into the third, Huselius picked up a turnover at the Vancouver blue line, skated to the low left side of the net and roofed a shot over the right shoulder of Luongo to make it a 4-3 game.
Then, a little over a minute later, David Moss tapped the puck past Luongo during a scrum in front of the net for his third goal of the season to tie the game.
Matthew Lombardi had a chance to give his club a lead when he was awarded a penalty shot at the 3:42 mark, but Luongo stood tall and stopped the attempt.
Calgary took its first lead of the game when Jarome Iginla sent a pass from the right circle to the slot where Langkow gathered the puck and snapped a turnaround shot between the pads of Luongo for a 5-4 lead with 4:47 to play.
Vancouver, though, answered just 67 seconds later when Ryan Kesler tapped the puck over Kiprusoff during a pile up in front of the net to make it a 5-5 game.
The Canucks travel to Edmonton for a game on Saturday...Calgary hosts LA on Friday...Both the Sedin's have five points in their last three games...Kiprusoff has allowed at least three goals in his last six starts...It was Cooke's first goal in 26 games...Vancouver has a five-game home winning streak...Calgary went 1-for-6 on the power play while Vancouver scored on one of its four chances.
12/28 01:09:49 ET