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Downed in Vancouver

Sunday, 04.12.2011 / 9:01 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
- CalgaryFlames.com




2011-12 Game No. 26; Road Game No. 14
Flames Record: 11-13-2

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - TANGUAY SLIPS ONE PAST LUONGO
FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›BRODIE CRUNCHES HIGGINS › GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›


CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
DAVID BOOTH

LEFT WING - VAN
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 2 | SHOTS: 5 | +/-: +2
TOI: 17:33 | PIM: 2:00

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2nd STAR
CHRIS HIGGINS

RIGHT WING - VAN
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 2 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: +2
TOI: 15:54 | PIM: 2:00

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3rd STAR
ALEX TANGUAY

LEFT WING - CGY

GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: -1
TOI: 16:46 | PIM: 0

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VANCOUVER, BC -- A third period scoring blitz by the Vancouver Canucks halted the Flames four-game streak as Calgary fell 5-1 to their divisional foes.

David Booth, Jannik Hansen and Daniel Sedin all found the back of the net in the third frame while the Flames were held scoreless through the final two periods.

Henrik Karlsson started in net for the Flames, stopping 27 of 32 shots, but was injured in a third period collision in the goal mouth.

Miikka Kipruoff took over for Karlsson, stopping the four shots he faced in his 13:21 of ice time.

Alex Tanguay got the Flames on the board at 18:34 of the first period when his bad-angle shot from behind the net squeaked through Luongo's pads.

Roman Horak and Rene Bourque assisted on the game's opening goal. The rookie now has points in two straight games while Bourque has points in his last three outings.

The Flames penalty killing streak ended at 19 when Kevin Bieksa's point was deflected by a Calgary stick, sending the puck off the post and past Karlsson.

The power play marker came at 5:13 of the second period with the helpers going to former Flame Chris Higgins and Booth.

Higgins added the Canucks second goal of the evening with a backhander from the slot. Karlsson had a crowd in front of him, completely blocking from seeing the shot until it was past him.

The third period started in disatrous fashion for the Flames as Booth and Hansen scored in the opening two minutes, and didn't get any better as time rolled on.

Bourque took a cross-checking call at 5:14 and D. Sedin was able to extend his point streak against the Flames to 15 games when he sent a shot over Karlsson's shoulder, making it a 5-1 affair for Vancouver.

Frustration boiled over late in the game when Matt Stajan dropped the mitts with Maxim Lapierre. The two were handed five minute majors for fighting and 10 minute misconducts.

PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
It wasn't a great evening for the Flames in the faceoff circle. They won just 29 percent of their draws against the Canucks. Mikael Backlund was the only pivot to surpass the 25 percent mark, winning 33 percent of his faceoffs.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (25:17)
Shots -- Jokinen, Jackman (3)
Hits -- Iginla (5)
Blocks -- Hannan, Bouwmeester (3)
Takeaways -- Jokinen (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Hannan, Comeau (1, 100%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
@NHLFlames Anything can happen if you put the puck on net, even if you are behind the goalie, right Tanguay?


FLAMES LINEUP VS. VANCOUVER
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Alex Tanguay Roman Horak Rene Bourque
Blake Comeau Mikael Backlund Lee Stempniak
Tom Kostopoulos Matt Stajan Tim Jackman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Scott Hannan TJ Brodie
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Derek Smith Joe Piskula
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Karlsson
Starting Lineup: Karlsson, Brodie, Hannan, Glencross, Jokinen, Iginla
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Rene Bourque Jarome Iginla Lee Stempniak
Alex Tanguay Olli Jokinen Blake Comeau
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Lee Stempniak TJ Brodie
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Alex Tanguay Curtis Glencross
Blake Comeau Lee Stempniak
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Scott Hannan Derek Smith
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler