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Daniel Sedin scores two goals, shootout winner as Canucks beat Flames

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VANCOUVER, B.C. - Daniel Sedin scored two goals in regulation and the shootout winner as the Vancouver Canucks edged the Calgary Flames 5-4 in NHL pre-season action Monday night.

The Canucks improved their exhibition record to a perfect 5-0 while the Flames dropped to 2-3.

Sedin's second goal with only 0.2 seconds left in the third period forced overtime and the shootout. His shootout winner came after Canucks rookie Cody Hodgson and Calgary's Nigel Dawes had exchanged goals in the opening round.

Kyle Wellwood, on a penalty shot, and Mason Raymond also scored for the Canucks. Raymond had a goal disallowed with 10.1 seconds left in the third as the referees ruled he poked the puck through kneeling Calgary goaltender Curtis McElhinney's legs after the whistle.

Sedin then one-timed a Christian Ehrhoff pass along the ice and through McElhinney's knees again as regulation expired.

Curtis Glencross, Jamie Lundmark, Jay Bouwmeester and Olli Jokinen replied for the Flames.

Theoren Fleury, making an improbable comeback at the age of 41 after a six-year absence from the NHL, continued to put up points. He assisted on Bouwmeester's goal, which created a 3-3 tie after the Flames overcame an early 2-0 deficit.

With the helper, Fleury has points in all three of his pre-season appearances.

Vancouver led 2-0 after the first period and 3-2 after the second.

The game got off to a lively start as Wellwood was awarded a penalty shot after he took a lead pass up the middle from defenceman Shane O'Brien and was tripped on a breakaway by Bouwmeester. Wellwood then made no mistake, deking McElhinney to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead at 3:26.

Daniel Sedin put the Canucks ahead 2-0 at 7:50 on a give-and-go with his twin brother Henrik. It was only Vancouver's third shot of the game.

Fleury rekindled his love-hate relationship with Vancouver fans. The crowd jeered Fleury in the final minute of the first period as he wrestled with O'Brien and Alex Burrows behind the Canucks net after a whistle.

Burrows received a roughing penalty for his part in the skirmish, but Fleury went unpenalized.

Vancouver outshot Calgary 10-2 in the first even though the Flames iced most of the defence corps that will start the regular season.

Raymond increased Vancouver's lead to 3-0 about two and a half minutes as he put home a backhand while inadvertently bumping McElhinney and the puck into the net. The goal was allowed to stand after a video review.

Glencross reduced Calgary's deficit to 3-1 midway through the second as he deflected in Eric Nystrom's pass while Vancouver defenceman Aaron Rome knocked over goaltender Cory Schneider. It was the first goal allowed by Schneider in three pre-season appearances.

Lundmark brought the Flames within a goal as his wrist shot from the slot beat Schneider at 15:11.

Early in the third period, Fleury started the scoring play that led to Bouwmeester's tying goal. As he took a hard check along the right boards, Fleury sent the puck to Brandon Prust, who then fed Bouwmeester.

Jokinen put the Flames ahead 4-3 during a four-on-three power play at 12:51 of the third period as Dawes fired a high slapshot into the net off him. The goal came after Mark Parrish and Ehrhoff took tripping and interference penalties 30 seconds apart, setting the stage for the frantic finish.

In overtime, the Canucks received a power play after Glencross elbowed Burrows in the head, but could not score.

Notes: Canucks prospect Cody Hodgson played his second straight game after missing three while recuperating from an off-season back injury . . . Flames captain Jarome Iginla and defenceman Dion Phaneuf had the night off . . . Fleury has said he will accept a posting to the Flames' minor league club in Abbotsford, B.C., if requested, but he would have to clear waivers first . . . Veteran Flames broadcaster Peter Maher will handle radio play-by-play duties at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in February.

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