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Flames fall in OT in Vancouver

Saturday, 31.03.2012 / 9:39 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
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Flames fall in OT in Vancouver

2011-12 Game No. 80; Road Game No. 41
Flames Record: 35-29-16

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - WHAT A ROCKET! CAMMY POTS HIS 18TH OF THE YEAR
FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›HOLY OLLI! JOKINEN'S PP MARKER› GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›


CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
ALEXANDER EDLER
DEFENCE - VAN
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 2 | SHOTS: 5 | +/-: +2
TOI: 25:25 | BLOCKED SHOTS: 4

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2nd STAR
MIKE CAMMALLERI
LEFT WING - CGY
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 5 | +/-: 0
TOI: 18:23 | TAKEAWAYS: 1

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3rd STAR
ANDREW EBBETT
CENTER - VAN
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 4 | +/-: +1
TOI: 12:29 | FACEOFF WIN %: 50%

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VANCOUVER, BC --  Andrew Ebbett scored at 3:58 of overtime and the Vancouver Canucks took over the top spot of the Western Conference with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

With 107 points, the Canucks also tied the New York Rangers for most points in the NHL in the race for the Presidents' Trophy.

Ebbett deflected in defenseman Sami Salo's shot from in front of the Calgary net.

The winger was playing his first game since January, when he broke his collarbone. He missed 35 games.

The Canucks earned their sixth straight win - all without injured scoring star Daniel Sedin (concussion) - and moved past the St. Louis Blues in the West. The Blues lost to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

The Flames were eliminated from playoff contention.

Max Lapierre and Marc-Andre Gragnani also scored for Vancouver.

Olli Jokinen and Mike Cammalleri scored for the Flames, who squandered a 2-1 lead.

The Canucks went 0 for 2 on the power play and Flames went 1 for 2.

Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo returned after he missed Friday's game because of a stiff neck.

Calgary goaltender Henrik Karlsson made his first start since he suffered a knee injury in Vancouver on Dec. 4. It was only his second appearance since then. He last played while mopping up for Miikka Kiprusoff in one period Feb. 21 against Edmonton.

Vancouver led 1-0 after the first period and the score was tied 1-1 after the second.

Lapierre opened the scoring at 5:08 of the first as he took Henrik Sedin's pass off his skate and jammed it past Karlsson. It was Lapierre's second goal in two games.

With Lapierre still on the first line, Ebbett slid into the fourth line. Ebbett had not played since shattering his collarbone Jan. 7 in Boston. Despite his long absence, he came close to scoring with 11 seconds left in the first period but could not stuff in a rebound.

Moments later, Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis rang a shot off both posts.

Jokinen tied it at 1-1 on a power play at 5:38 of the second period as he put home a one-timer on a pass from Jarome Iginla. The odd-man situation came after Jannik Hansen made a rush into the Calgary zone but then decided to pass the puck back toward his own zone to help kill his club's penalty, but Iginla intercepted the puck and set up the goal.

Cammalleri gave the Flames a 2-1 lead just 51 seconds into the third period as he one-timed David Moss' pass behind Luongo from about 10 feet inside the blue line.

With just over 12 minutes left to play in the third, Luongo made a save on Tom Kostopoulos to keep the score close.

Gragnani tied it at 2-2 at 11:45 of the third as he slapped in a pass from Alex Burrows with Lapierre trying to set a screen in front of the net. The puck appeared to go in off Karlsson.

It was Gragnani's first goal as a Canuck. He was acquired near the close of the Feb. 27 trading deadline as part of the deal that sent Cody Hodgson to the Buffalo Sabres.


PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
Matt Stajan was superb in the faceoff circle all night, winning 10 of his 16 draws, but did extremely well in the first period. He won all five faceoffs he was involved in.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (28:27)
Shots -- Cammalleri (5)
Hits -- Jackman, Butler (4)
Blocks -- Butler (4)
Takeaways -- Nine players with 1 takeaway
Faceoff Wins -- Stajan (10, 63%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
@Caddey22:
kostopolous is the next Conner crisp ..


FLAMES LINEUP VS. VANCOUVER
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Alex Tanguay Matt Stajan Lee Stempniak
Blake Comeau Mike Cammalleri David Moss
Tom Kostopoulos Blair Jones Tim Jackaman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Mark Giordano Cory Sarich
Anton Babchuk Scott Hannan
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Karlsson
Starting Lineup: Karlsson, Bouwmeester, Butler, Comeau, Cammalleri, Moss
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Alex Tanguay Mike Cammalleri Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Lee Stempniak
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Anton Babchuk Mark Giordano
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Tom Kostopoulos Alex Tanguay
Blake Comeau David Moss
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan