The Vancouver Canucks won their fourth straight game beating the Calgary Flames 4-1 Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome thanks to three consecutive goals scored in the final eight minutes of the third period.
Maxim Lapierre, Mason Raymond and Daniel Sedin all scored in a span of just under five minutes to turn what was a lifeless game on its head.
The Flames opened the scoring late in the first period, but the Canucks replied with Alex Burrows finding the back of the net for his 12th goal of the season.
For the second period and most of the third the teams exchanged chances here and there with Calgary hitting Roberto Luongo with more shots than Miikka Kiprusoff faced; overall the goaltenders stopped 41 of 43 shots through 40 minutes.
Luongo, who finished with 40 saves in his first start since March 18th, he held the fort in the late stages of the game making 18 saves in the third period allowing Lapierre, Raymond and Sedin to seal the deal.
The Canucks travel to Colorado Thursday for a Saturday game against the Avalanche.
AND ANOTHER THING...
If a drunk guy comments on your patterned shirt AND tie, it's time to go shopping.
Tweet of the Night - "That's what she said! RT @canucksgame LAPIERRE POKES IT IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" - @LexieJovanovski. As someone who prides himself on That's What She Said moments, I really dropped the ball here. Won't happen again.
This and that - Roberto Luongo recorded his first win since beating the Nashville Predators on March 14th; Ryan Kesler won 14 of 21 faceoffs and had two assists in just his second game back from injury; Chris Higgins missed the game, as did Chris Tanev, they were replaced with Tom Sestito and Andrew Alberts.
The Butler did it - Cory Schneider came down with the flu Wednesday, that shifted Roberto Luongo into the starting slot and left a hole at backup. In came University of Calgary goaltender Dustin Butler, who backed up Luongo on the night. More on his awesome story to follow on Canucks.com.
#giveittocheech - John Garrett caused a stir on Twitter Wednesday night revealing during the Sportsnet telecast of the game that he actually got the second assist on Gordie Howe's final NHL goal, but was never given credit for it. Catch up on the latest, just search #giveittocheech.