Rookie Jordan Schroeder helps Vancouver Canucks extend winning streak to 5 | NHL
Rookie Jordan Schroeder scored the first two goals of his NHL career to help the host Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Rookie Jordan Schroeder scored his first two NHL goals and Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Schroeder and Alex Burrows scored 27 seconds apart in the second period to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead. Schroeder scored his second goal late in the third period off a Mason Raymond rebound.
Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin added two assists to give him 755 career points. That leaves him one point behind former captain Markus Naslund's franchise-leading total of 756.
Schroeder scored on the power play for his first goal in the league.
Chris Higgins and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Canucks (7-2-2).
Lee Stempniak scored for the Flames (3-4-2), who wrapped a three-game trip 2-1 with the loss.
Calgary goaltender Leland Irving, filling in for injured starter Miikka Kiprusoff, made his first consecutive back-to-back starts. He stopped 26 shots.
With the Canucks trailing 1-0, Burrows tied the score at 8:34 of the second. Henrik Sedin fired a shot that Irving stopped, but the puck was underneath him as a diving Burrows poked it into the net. Daniel Sedin also earned an assist on the play.
Vancouver went on the power play 15 seconds later when Roman Cervenka was sent off for hooking.
Schroeder, a 2009 first-round draft pick, put Vancouver ahead to stay when he tipped an Alex Edler shot past Irving. The Canucks had managed two goals on 34 previous power plays.
Bieksa made the score 3-1 with a blast from the point.
Stempniak opened the scoring late in the first period. Blake Comeau sent a pass from behind the net to Matt Stajan, who shot the puck. Schneider made the first stop but Stempniak, at the side of the net, slapped home the rebound.
• The host New Jersey Devils extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh that snapped the Penguins' winning streak at five.
• Anaheim beat host St. Louis 6-5 in a shootout.
Viktor Fasth stopped three of six shootout attempts to become the first league goaltender to win his first five starts since San Jose's Nolan Schaefer in 2005.