Flames-Canucks Game Blog: 3-2 Canucks
Christian Ehrhoff scored the winner in extra time with a shot through a screen.
Shots: 39-36 Canucks
3RD PERIOD SUMMARY: 2-1 FLAMES
Vancouver came out with a bit more life in the third and Alex Burrows was able to get his team on the scoreboard with his 26th of the year at 2:02. Daniel Sedin had the lone assist.
Kesler tied the game at 11:05 with a power play goal. Both Sedins assisted on the equalizer.
Shots: 37-36 Canucks
2ND PERIOD SUMMARY: 2-0 FLAMES
The Canucks ran into penalty trouble early in the period and the Flames made them pay. With Chris Higgins and Ryan Kesler in the sin bin, Calgary went to work with a 0:43 two-man advantage. Iginla potted his 43rd of the season during the 5-on-3, giving the Flames a 1-0 lead at 2:39. Tanguay (47) and Giordano (34) assisted.
The Flames added a second power play marker when Backlund was able to snap his own rebound past Cory Schneider to give him 10 on the season. Giordano (35) earned his second helper of the game on the tally.
Shots: 26-15 Flames
1ST PERIOD SUMMARY: 0-0
With F Lance Bouma and F Greg Nemisz reassigned to the Abbotsford Heat on Thursday, the Flames are opting to double shift their forwards on their fourth line as well as utilizing D Steve Staios and D Brendan Mikkelson in limited roles up front.
It's been a penalty-laden opening frame. Four penalties were called just past the midway mark of the period. Both clubs took two minors in this span.
Both sides settled down on the penalty front after that with just one more called before time ran out.
Shots: 13-11 Canucks
Flames scratches: F Niklas Hagman (concussion-like symptoms)
Flames starting lineup: G Henrik Karlsson, D Mark Giordano, D Brett Carson, F Alex Tanguay, F Mikael Backlund, F Jarome Iginla