Vancouver Canucks edge Calgary
Defenseman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 2-1.
The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Defenseman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
Darren Archibald also scored for the struggling Canucks, who entered with a 1-10-1 record in their previous 12 games.
Vancouver won despite being outshot 23-14. Canucks rookie Eddie Lack made 22 saves.
It was the first meeting between the teams since a fierce line brawl broke out two seconds into a game on Jan. 18 that saw 150 penalty minutes assessed. Vancouver coach John Tortorella had a meltdown that night and went after Flames coach Bob Hartley by storming Calgary’s locker room during intermission.
Tortorella, furious at Hartley for using his fourth line to start the game, served a 15-day suspension.