Vancouver Canucks beat Calgary in overtime, lead NHL Western Conference
The host Vancouver Canucks beat Calgary 3-2 in overtime and lead the NHL Western Conference by a point over the St. Louis Blues with three regular-season games to play. The Canucks have won six games in a row.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Andrew Ebbett scored at 3:58 of overtime and the Vancouver Canucks took over the top spot in the Western Conference with a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
With 107 points, the Canucks also tied the East-leading New York Rangers for most points in the league in the race for the Presidents' Trophy. Previous West leader St. Louis (106 points) lost 5-2 to Columbus, the last-place team in the league.
Vancouver and St. Louis have three regular-season games to play.
Ebbett was in front of the Calgary goal and redirected a shot by defenseman Sami Salo. The winger was playing his first game since January, when he broke his collarbone. Ebbett missed 35 games.
The Canucks earned their sixth consecutive victory — all without All-Star forward Daniel Sedin, who has a concussion.
Max Lapierre and Marc-Andre Gragnani also scored for Vancouver.
Calgary was eliminated from playoff contention.
Olli Jokinen and Mike Cammalleri scored for the Flames.
Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo and Calgary's Henrik Karlsson each made 31 saves.