The Canucks won their second straight game Saturday night at Rogers Arena taking out the Calgary Flames 5-2 to increase their lead atop the Northwest Division to four points.
Alex Burrows and Dan Hamhuis connected for the game's first goal, scored a mere 34 seconds into the first period and, despite a few hiccups, the Canucks cruised the rest of the way.
Dale Weise made it a 2-0 lead 6:57 into the game before the Flames answered back. Calgary outplayed Vancouver for the majority of the frame, yet trailed 2-1 through 20 minutes.
The Canucks got the bounces they needed and Burrows made it 3-1 in the second on just Vancouver's 11th shot; from there Alex Edler netted a power play goal and Henrik Sedin scored a shorthanded empty net goal late to seal the deal.
Cory Schneider was fantastic in his 10th consecutive start making 36 saves, including 13 in the third period.
The Canucks face the Phoenix Coyotes Monday night before beginning a five-game road trip.
AND ANOTHER THING...
If you deliver a Canucks jersey to Sophie Tweed-Simmons, get a photo with her.
Tweet of the Night - "@canucksgame fun fact: Schneider in german is a daddy longlegs" - @TheaBang. That actually is a fun fact, I'm not even going to check if it's true.
This and that - Mason Raymond and Dale Weise both returned to the line-up Saturday and both were noticeable - Raymond was a plus-1, while Weise scored Vancouver's second goal; all three of Dan Hamhuis' goals this season have been scored at Rogers Arena on Saturdays; Alex vs. Alex - both Burrows and Edler tied for the team-high in shots with four apiece.
Mr. 600 - Henrik Sedin just keeps giving and giving and giving. He set up Alex Burrows for a goal in the second period giving Henrik 600 career assists, he's the 76th player in NHL history to accomplish the feat and the sixth Swede to get'er done. Congrats!
Keep on keepin' on - Canucks coach Alain Vigneault appeared in his 530th game behind the Canucks bench Saturday, which moves him into sole possession of first place on Vancouver's all-time games coached list surpassing Marc Crawford. Congrats!