Vancouver 2, Calgary 0

Sunday, December 29, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 23-11-2-4 11-5-2-1 12-6-0-3 W3
Calgary 14-19-4-2 7-9-3-0 7-10-1-2 L2

Recap


Canucks 2, Flames 0:
Eddie Lack turned aside 18 shots for his second career shutout as visiting Vancouver ended a long layoff with a convincing win over Calgary.

Starting in place of the injured Roberto Luongo, Lack wasn't busy but was effective when he had to be, handing the Flames their second consecutive shutout loss. Jannik Hansen and Mike Santorelli scored for the Canucks in their first game in seven days.

Reto Berra made 28 saves for Calgary, which has dropped six of seven. The Flames haven't won a game in regulation since Dec. 4.

Hansen kicked off the scoring in the final minute of the opening period, gathering a long lead pass from captain Henrik Sedin and skating in alone before firing a high shot past Berra. Vancouver stifled the Flames from there, limiting them to eight shots through 40 minutes.

Calgary pressed for the equalizer early in the third, but TJ Galiardi fanned on a backhand attempt from the slot and Lack smothered the puck on the ensuing goalmouth scramble. Vancouver finally put things away with 2:16 remaining, as Santorelli took a backhand pass from Ryan Kesler and whipped a wrist shot past Berra from the bottom of the left faceoff circle.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Canucks D Andrew Alberts left the game 2:43 into the first period and did not return after taking an elbow to the head from Flames RW Brian McGrattan. Alberts was being evaluated for a suspected concussion while McGrattan was given a major and a game misconduct. ... Luongo (lower body) is expected to miss the next 7-10 days. ... Calgary outhit Vancouver 22-9.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Calgary
Jannik Hansen 1 Points N/A
Jannik Hansen 1 Goals N/A
Dan Hamhuis 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Eddie Lack 1.000 Save Percentage Reto Berra .933
Eddie Lack 18 Saves Reto Berra 28

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 30 2 0-1 1-1 7 29
Calgary 18 0 0-1 1-1 20 29

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Flames have a W/L % of .214 after a win and .440 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Canucks have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .529 after a loss.