NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Vancouver
(Sunday, November 18th)
Final Score: Vancouver 4, Calgary 1
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Henrik Sedin and Markus Naslund each recorded a goal and an assist to guide Vancouver to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames in a Northwest Division battle at General Motors Place.
Brad Isbister and Willie Mitchell also scored for the Canucks, and Daniel Sedin had a pair of assists. Roberto Luongo stopped 29 shots for Vancouver, which has won two straight and five of six (5-0-1).
The Canucks moved to 8-0-1 against Northwest Division opponents. That includes a 3-0 record against Calgary this year.
"I think you play loose when you've got some confidence," Naslund said. "As a team, I think we're on a roll right now and we're doing the right things. We've earned, obviously, the wins, but we're playing with more confidence than we have."
Adrian Aucoin scored the lone goal for the Flames, who had a two-game win streak broken but have lost six of their last eight. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 17 shots in the loss.
"It was a tough loss," Kiprusoff said. "We had some chances and we didn't give up too many, but they were still able to score. We didn't have much puck luck, but that's never an excuse."
Mitchell gave the Canucks the lead for good at 9:52 of the second period, as Naslund passed the puck across the ice to the left circle for a redirection past Kiprusoff.
It became 3-1 exactly eight minutes later when on the power play, Naslund was the recipient of a cross-ice pass and scored from the left of the net.
Isbister registered his first goal of the season 5:35 into the third.
Henrik Sedin scored 2:49 into the game on a backhand from in front, but Aucoin tied it 2:04 later when his shot from the high slot caromed off the hip of Vancouver's Taylor Pyatt and past Luongo.
Earlier Sunday, the NHL suspended Canucks defenseman Mattias Ohlund four games without pay after a slashing incident against the Minnesota Wild on Friday...The Flames went 0-for-4 on the power play, while Vancouver was 1-for-4...Luongo is 5-0-1 in his last six outings and has yielded just nine goals during that stretch...Vancouver has taken seven of the last nine encounters between the clubs.
11/18 23:51:33 ET