Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – Lance Bouma scored the winning goal early in
the third period to lead the Calgary Flames in a 3-2 win over the Vancouver
Canucks on Saturday.
Sean Monahan scored twice and Jiri Hudler had two assists for the Flames, who
have won five of their last seven games. Karri Ramo turned away 28 shots in
Linden Vey and Ronalds Kenins each scored for the Canucks, who had won three
of four coming into the contest. Ryan Miller allowed all three goals on 34
With the score tied in the third, the Flames went on top just 1:41 in as David
Jones sent a pass from the right corner to the slot where Bouma one-timed it
home for his 10th of the season.
Ramo held the fort from there, turning away nine shots in the frame to
preserve the victory.
The only goal of the first period went to Vancouver as Kenins scored his third
of the season at 16:12 on a wrister for a 1-0 lead.
Calgary tied the game 6:48 into the second as Johnny Gaudreau put a backhand
on net during a rush play, and Monahan pushed the puck in as Vancouver’s
Christopher Tanev slid into the net.
The goal was briefly reviewed to see if the net had come off its moorings, but
the goal-call on the ice was upheld.
Just under five minutes later, the Flames took a 2-1 lead as Monahan passed
the puck from the slot to the right side for Hudler, who sent it back to the
slot where Monahan one-timed it home for his 19th of the season.
The Canucks, though, tied the game with 2:17 to play in the second, as Vey
skated down the ice along the right wing and passed it to the left for Chris
Higgins, who sent a shot on net that saw Vey snap in the rebound for his ninth
of the season.
Calgary hosts Boston on Monday … Vancouver hosts Minnesota on Monday … The
Flames were 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Canucks were 0-for-1.