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Flames take down Canucks in Vancouver

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
Shortly after the Calgary Flames defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 at the Saddledome on Tuesday, they did it again at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

It was history in the making as the Flames organization played two games on the same night for the first time in franchise history.

With 52 players in training camp, the Flames divided their players up for the double-header.

The Flames team that won at the 'Dome was paced by goals from Mikael Backlund, Ales Kotalik and Jarome Iginla.

In Vancouver, Niklas Hagman scored in the second period while Rene Bourque and Staffan Kronwall scored in the third period as the road Flames prevailed 3-1.

Kronwall, Bourque, Hagman and Mitch Wahl, with two assists, all had two point games for the Flames.

Starter Henrik Karlsson stopped all 12 shots he faced in the 40 minutes he played in his first-ever NHL action. Matt Keetley came on in relief for the third period, stopping eight of nine shots he faced.

Raffi Torres scored for Vancouver in a losing cause.

Second-line centre Matt Stajan suffered a shoulder injury in the first period of the game.

“We’ll know more (Wednesday) after he sees our doctors in Calgary,” assistant GM Jay Feaster told the Calgary Sun. “He was examined here tonight and couldn’t come back, but we won’t know exactly the extent of it until he sees the doctors.”

Stajan was hit cleanly in front of the Flames bench while reaching for a puck.

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