Canucks cool Flames, even series in chippy affair

Vancouver, BC ( – After suffering a crushing loss late in
regulation in Game 1, Eddie Lack and Vancouver came out looking like an
entirely different team to even the series.

Lack made 22 saves and the Canucks bounced back with a 4-1 win over the
Calgary Flames Friday to pull even in this Western Conference quarterfinal.

Daniel Sedin, Chris Higgins, Ronalds Kenins and Radim Vrbata all scored for
the hosts, who ended a string of six postseason losses with their first win
since April 18, 2012 in Game 3 of an eventual five-game first-round loss to
Los Angeles.

Kris Russell, who provided the deciding tally in Game 1 with 29.6 seconds left
in regulation, posted Calgary’s lone marker. Jonas Hiller allowed three goals
on 29 shots and Karri Ramo stopped two shots in relief late in the third

The best-of-seven matchup will shift to the Saddledome in Calgary for Game 3
on Sunday.