Vancouver 2, Calgary 1

Saturday, March 8, 2014 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 25-32-4-3 14-15-3-0 11-17-1-3 L1
Vancouver 29-27-3-7 16-10-2-4 13-17-1-3 W1


Canucks 2, Flames 1: Defenseman Yannick Weber scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period as host Vancouver snapped a four-game winless streak.

Darren Archibald netted his first career goal to help the Canucks win for only the second time in their last 13 games (2-10-1). Eddie Lack made 22 saves as Vancouver beat Calgary for the sixth consecutive time.

Brian McGrattan scored the lone goal for the Flames, who had won three of their previous four contests. Rookie Joni Ortio, making his fourth career start, turned aside only 12 shots and had his modest two-game winning streak halted.

Each team got a goal from an unexpected source during the second period. McGrattan caught Lack sleeping and beat him with a slap shot just after crossing the red line at 2:13 for his second tally of the season and eighth in 291 career games.

Archibald, appearing in his 14th NHL contest, answered 3 1/2 minutes later as he corralled a puck along the end boards, skated in front and knocked in the rebound of his initial stuff attempt for his first point in eight games. Weber netted the winner at the five-minute mark of the third, burying a rebound after Shawn Matthias drove to the net and was denied by Ortio.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Canucks RW Zack Kassian sat out the first contest of his three-game suspension for boarding Dallas D Brenden Dillon on Thursday. The Canucks recalled LW Nick Jensen from Utica of the American Hockey League. ... Flames captain Mark Giordano was involved in his first fight since Feb. 25, 2012 as he dropped the gloves and tangled with Vancouver D Kevin Bieksa in the first period. ... The teams combined for only five shots in the opening 20 minutes, just missing Vancouver's franchise record-low total set on Feb. 1, 1999, when it combined with Ottawa for a total of four. ... Flames C Jiri Hudler and D Dennis Wideman each sat out their second straight game due to injury.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Vancouver
Brian McGrattan 1 Points Darren Archibald 1
Brian McGrattan 1 Goals Darren Archibald 1
Ben Hanowski 1 Assists David Booth 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Joni Ortio .857 Save Percentage Eddie Lack .957
Joni Ortio 12 Saves Eddie Lack 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 23 1 0-5 1-1 7 26
Vancouver 14 2 0-1 5-5 15 32

Upcoming Games

  • Vancouver will play its next game at home against NY Islanders. The Canucks have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .378 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Flames have a W/L % of .320 after a win and .436 after a loss.
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