Jordan Schroeder’s first career NHL goal counted as the game-winner as the Vancouver Canucks won their fifth consecutive game extinguishing the Calgary Flames 5-1 Saturday night at Rogers Arena.
Trailing 1-0 after 20 minutes, the Canucks responded with an inspired final 40 minutes that was jump started by an Alex Burrows goal 8:34 into the middle stanza. Schroeder redirected a puck past LeLand Irving 27 seconds later and that was all the offence the Canucks needed – not that they slowed down.
Kevin Bieksa’s second goal of the season closed out the second period and Chris Higgins recorded his second score in as many games before Schroeder put the cherry on top with his second goal of the game late in the third.
Cory Schneider, making his second consecutive start, made 33 saves, including 14 in the third period.
AND ANOTHER THING...
Henrik Sedin is now two points from becoming the Canucks all-time leading scorer.
Tweet of the Night - "When I get my next badass male rattlesnake, I'm naming it Luongo." - @NajaHaje33. We'll file this under fantastically random.
Bullies of the Northwest - The Canucks are now 5-0-1 versus the Northwest Division following Saturday night's win over Calgary. That ties Vancouver with San Jose for most wins agains the Northwest this season.
Jersey City - After Chris Higgins scored the fourth Canucks goal, a Flames fan threw their jersey onto the ice. The linesman skating backwards onto it nearly tripped. He then picked it up and skated around with it until dumping it into Vancouver's bench.
Paying it Forward - Phil Moore won a 50/50 prize of $146,000 during the Canucks season opener. What did he do with the money? Just donated $25,000 to the Canucks For Kids Fund. More on this story upcoming on Canucks.com.