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Luongo, Canucks end Calgary's home unbeaten streak

Dec 27, 2006 - 7:11 AM
CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- Roberto Luongo put an end to the Calgary Flames' franchise-record home winning streak.

Luongo stopped 26 shots and fell 23 seconds shy of what would have been his third shutout of the season and Daniel Sedin scored a pair of goals as the Vancouver Canucks posted a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames.

The Northwest Division rivals will meet again in Vancouver on Wednesday. They are tied for fourth place in the division, one point behind Colorado, Minnesota and Edmonton.

"I know they play very well in here so it's nice to come in here and get a win," said Trevor Linden, who scored the first goal of the game. "It's a good way to start us off after the break."

The Canucks had lost their last six road games while the Flames entered with a 10-game home winning streak.

"We've struggled on the road," Luongo said. "But we won tonight, so who cares?"

Vancouver took control with second-period goals by Linden and Sedin.

Linden scored from the left circle off a rebound of a shot by Henrik Sedin at 5:15 of the second period. It was Linden's third goal in five games after he went 30 games without one.

Daniel Sedin took a loose puck at the right circle after his centering pass was blocked and fired a shot past Miikka Kiprusoff with 1:31 left in the second period.

"It was a bad pass, but I was lucky to get it back," Daniel Sedin said. "It was nice to get that goal before the third period."

Daniel Sedin scored his second goal of the game and 12th of the season with 9:09 left in the third period to increase the lead to 3-0.

Just before that goal, Luongo stopped Jarome Iginla, Dion Phaneuf and Daymond Langkow during a two-man advantage for the Flames.

"He was obviously on top of his game tonight," Langkow said of Luongo. "We had some chances, but we needed to generate more shots on him."

The Flames ended Luongo's shutout bid on a power-play goal by rookie David Moss, who spun in front and fired a shot that appeared to graze off the skate of teammate Chuck Kobasew before getting past Luongo.

"It's unfortunate he lost the shutout because he played such a strong game," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said of Luongo. "Maybe he can continue that tomorrow night (Wednesday)."

It was Calgary's first loss at home since October 30 - a 4-2 defeat to Washington.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 0 2 1 3
    CALGARY 0 0 1 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) TREVOR LINDEN 4 (DANIEL SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 5:15
    VAN - DANIEL SEDIN 11 (RYAN KESLER) 18:29
    3RD PRD: VAN - DANIEL SEDIN 12 (HENRIK SEDIN, TAYLOR PYATT) 10:51
    CGY - (PP) DAVID MOSS 2 (ANDREW FE

    Dec 26 11:31 PM


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    VANCOUVER 3
    CALGARY 1
    3RD PRD: CGY - (PP) DAVID MOSS 2 (ANDREW FERENCE, JAMIE LUNDMARK)
    19:37

    Canucks vs. FlamesDec 26 11:30 PM


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    VANCOUVER 3
    CALGARY 0
    3RD PRD: VAN - DANIEL SEDIN 12 (HENRIK SEDIN, TAYLOR PYATT) 10:51

    Canucks vs. FlamesDec 26 11:16 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 0 2 2
    CALGARY 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) TREVOR LINDEN 4 (DANIEL SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 5:15
    VAN - DANIEL SEDIN 11 (UNASSISTED) 18:29
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VAN 9 13 2

    Dec 26 10:37 PM


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    VANCOUVER 2
    CALGARY 0
    2ND PRD: VAN - DANIEL SEDIN 11 (UNASSISTED) 18:29

    Canucks vs. FlamesDec 26 10:36 PM


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    VANCOUVER 1
    CALGARY 0
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) TREVOR LINDEN 4 (DANIEL SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 5:15

    Canucks vs. FlamesDec 26 10:10 PM


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    Vancouver
    0 --0
    Calgary 0 --0
    ------------------------

    Shots on goal:
    -----------------------------
    Vancouver 9 --9
    Calgary 9 --9
    -----------------------------

    Goalies : Vancouver, Roberto Luongo (9 shots, 9 saves). Calgary,
    Miikka Kiprusoff (9 shots, 9 saves). Referees: Brad Meier, Tom Kowal.
    Linesmen: Darren Gibbs, Lyle Se

    Dec 26 9:44 PM