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Canucks 7, Flames 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

Associated Press

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Canucks 7, Flames 2
Vancouver Canucks 7, Calgary Flames 2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Mason Raymond made himself right at home.

From nearby Cochrane, Raymond had his second career hat trick - scoring at even strength, short-handed and on a power play - and added an assist to help the Vancouver Canucks rout the Calgary Flames 7-2 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. His other hat trick also was in Calgary.

"Maybe it's the home-cooked meal," Raymond said. "It's a lot of fun playing in front of your friends and family. The team played really well and I had some good bounces tonight."

Daniel Sedin, Jeff Tambellini, Alex Burrows and Dan Hamhuis also scored, and Roberto Luongo made 18 saves. The Canucks improved to 13-7-3 and moved a point ahead of Colorado for the Northwest Division lead.

Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault praised the speedy Raymond-Tambellini-Ryan Kesler trio.

"Obviously, (Raymond) had a real, huge night," Vigneault said. "That whole line tonight, it was intimidating as far as their speed and puck control. They made some great plays."

Alex Tanguay and Tim Jackman scored for Calgary. The Flames have lost five of their last seven at home.

"Seven goals ... that's a pretty good kick at home," Calgary coach Brent Sutter said. "What stings more is the way we handled our third period. That's unacceptable. That tells you that we have a lot of work to do. That is what bothers me more than anything."

Raymond opened the scoring 2 minutes into the first period, and assisted on Tambellini's goal that made it 2-0 at 8:51. Raymond added a short-handed goal at 1:03 of the third to make it 4-2, and completed the hat trick on a power play with 4:23 remaining. He has seven goals in 23 games this season.

Raymond set a career high with his four-point game.

Sutter showed his frustration in the third period when he put five defenseman - Jay Bouwmeester, Brendan Mikkelson, Robyn Regehr, Anton Babchuk and Cory Sarich - on the ice for the final 30 seconds of a power play.

"We weren't doing anything on it," Sutter said. "I didn't think our forwards were working very hard on it. The first unit went out there and they never spent any time in the offensive zone whatsoever so I thought I'd give the defensemen an opportunity."

NOTES: It was the first of six meetings between the teams. ... Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa returned after missing a game because of pneumonia.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:00
VAN
Mason Raymond (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrew Alberts (4), Ryan Kesler (6)
1 - 0 VAN
08:51
VAN
Jeff Tambellini (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Alexander Edler (14), Mason Raymond (10)
2 - 0 VAN
10:01
CGY
Tim Jackman (3) Deflected shot - ASST: Mark Giordano (9), Cory Sarich (5)
2 - 1 VAN
2nd Period
03:05
VAN
PPG - Daniel Sedin (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Kesler (7), Henrik Sedin (26)
3 - 1 VAN
06:22
CGY
Alex Tanguay (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Stajan (14), Jarome Iginla (11)
3 - 2 VAN
3rd Period
01:03
VAN
SHG - Mason Raymond (6) Backhand shot - ASST: Manny Malhotra (8)
4 - 2 VAN
06:16
VAN
Alexandre Burrows (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Sedin (27)
5 - 2 VAN
15:37
VAN
PPG - Mason Raymond (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Mikael Samuelsson (11)
6 - 2 VAN
17:56
VAN
PPG - Dan Hamhuis (3) Snap shot - ASST: Jeff Tambellini (3), Raffi Torres (3)
7 - 2 VAN
penalty summary
1st Period
02:02
VAN
Tanner Glass  Fighting (maj) against  Tim Jackman
02:02
CGY
Tim Jackman  Fighting (maj) against  Tanner Glass
04:42
CGY
Jay Bouwmeester  Hooking against  Ryan Kesler
17:40
CGY
Tom Kostopoulos  Interference against  Jannik Hansen
2nd Period
00:40
VAN
Raffi Torres  Hooking against  Cory Sarich
02:30
CGY
Mikael Backlund  Holding the stick against  Manny Malhotra
10:24
CGY
Jay Bouwmeester  Interference against  Tanner Glass
14:06
CGY
Curtis Glencross  Game misconduct against  Keith Ballard
14:06
CGY
Curtis Glencross  Cross checking (maj) against  Keith Ballard
20:00
VAN
Jannik Hansen  Hi-sticking against  Niklas Hagman
3rd Period
07:32
VAN
Keith Ballard  Hi-sticking against  David Moss
11:05
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Hooking against  Alexandre Burrows
14:02
CGY
Mark Giordano  Holding the stick against  Alexander Edler
17:07
CGY
Tim Jackman  Roughing against  Kevin Bieksa
17:07
CGY
Tim Jackman  Roughing against  Kevin Bieksa
17:07
VAN
Kevin Bieksa  Roughing against  Tim Jackman
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
Roberto Luongo
10-7-2
SA: 20TOI: 59:50
Saves: 18EV: 15 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .900SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 36TOI: 59:47
Saves: 29EV: 14 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 13 - 16
SV%: .806SH: 2 - 3