Vancouver Canucks won their second straight game and defeated Calgary Flames 5-2
Vancouver’s top line combined for eight points and Cory Schneider made 36 saves as the Canucks defeated the reeling Calgary Flames 5-2 on Saturday.
Henrik Sedin scored an empty-netter and earned assists No. 600 and 601 of his career, Daniel Sedin added three assists and Alex Burrows scored and added an assist to pace Vancouver (21-11-6), which has won eight of its past 10 games.
Dan Hamhuis, Dale Weise and Alex Edler had goals for the Canucks as well.
Dennis Wideman and Alex Tanguay replied for Calgary (13-20-4), which has lost five straight games overall and 13 consecutive road games (0-12-1). The Flames sit 14th in the 15-team Western Conference.
With a chance to move four points ahead of idle Minnesota for the Northwest Division lead, the Canucks jumped to an early 2-0 lead, relied on Schneider when the Flames pushed back, then added a couple of insurance goals to earn the victory.
Hamhuis got Vancouver on the board 34 seconds into the game, converting a pretty Burrows feed on a 2-on-1 after Flames defenceman Mark Giordano got caught up ice.
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