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Canucks use offensive outburst to move past Flames

Oct 2, 2008 - 4:55 AM VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Roberto Luongo got more than enough support in his first game as the team's captain.

Jannik Hansen scored two goals and Luongo was strong in goal as the Vancouver Canucks used an offensive outburst to top the Calgary Flames, 6-1, in a preseason game on Wednesday.

Looking to fill a void created in the offseason when Markus Naslund departed for the New York Rangers, the Canucks turned to Luongo to serve as captain, making him the first NHL goaltender to receive the honor in 61 years.

The Montreal native performed well in his first game with the new role, turning away 35 shots. He received all the help he needed in the early going.

After defenseman Alexander Edler opened the scoring just 21 seconds into the game, Hansen beat netminder Miikka Kiprusoff with a wrist shot 4:16 later for a 2-0 lead.

Defenseman Robyn Regehr halved the deficit nearly five minutes into the second period, but Pavol Demitra responded with a power-play goal at 9:15 and blue-liner Lawrence Nycholat tallied with 4:24 left in the session to give Vancouver a 4-1 bulge.

Hansen netted his second of the night at 4:58 of the third, and Mason Raymond capped the scoring less than five minutes later.

Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows each recorded three assists for the Canucks, who were outshot, 36-23.

Kiprusoff, who went 39-26-10 with a 2.69 goals against average in 78 games last season, stopped 17 shots.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 0 1 0 1
    VANCOUVER 2 2 2 6 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - ALEXANDER EDLER 1 (PAVOL DEMITRA, TAYLOR PYATT) 0:21
    VAN - JANNIK HANSEN 2 (RYAN KESLER, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 4:37
    2ND PRD: CGY - ROBYN REGEHR 1 (CURTIS GLENCROSS, DION PHANEUF) 4:54
    VAN - (PP) PAVOL DEMITRA 2 (KY

    Oct 2 12:33 AM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    VANCOUVER 6
    3RD PRD: VAN - MASON RAYMOND 1 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MIKE BROWN) 9:51

    Flames 1, Canucks 6  3rd - 10:09Oct 2 12:14 AM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    VANCOUVER 5
    3RD PRD: VAN - JANNIK HANSEN 3 (RYAN KESLER, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 4:58

    Flames 1, Canucks 5  3rd - 15:02Oct 2 12:05 AM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 0 1 1
    VANCOUVER 2 2 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - ALEXANDER EDLER 1 (PAVOL DEMITRA, TAYLOR PYATT) 0:21
    VAN - JANNIK HANSEN 2 (RYAN KESLER, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 4:37
    2ND PRD: CGY - ROBYN REGEHR 1 (CURTIS GLENCROSS, DION PHANEUF) 4:54
    VAN - (PP) PAVOL

    Oct 1 11:42 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    VANCOUVER 4
    2ND PRD: VAN - LAWRENCE NYCHOLAT 1 (ALEXANDRE BURROWS, RYAN KESLER)
    15:36

    Flames 1, Canucks 4  2nd - 4:24Oct 1 11:31 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    VANCOUVER 3
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) PAVOL DEMITRA 2 (KYLE WELLWOOD, LAWRENCE NYCHOLAT)
    9:15

    Flames 1, Canucks 3  2nd - 10:45Oct 1 11:19 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    VANCOUVER 2
    2ND PRD: CGY - ROBYN REGEHR 1 (CURTIS GLENCROSS, DION PHANEUF) 4:54

    Flames 1, Canucks 2  2nd - 15:06Oct 1 11:11 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 0 0
    VANCOUVER 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - ALEXANDER EDLER 1 (PAVOL DEMITRA, TAYLOR PYATT) 0:21
    VAN - JANNIK HANSEN 2 (RYAN KESLER, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 4:37
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CGY 12

    Oct 1 10:45 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 0
    VANCOUVER 2
    1ST PRD: VAN - JANNIK HANSEN 2 (RYAN KESLER, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 4:37

    Flames 0, Canucks 2  1st - 15:23Oct 1 10:18 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 0
    VANCOUVER 1
    1ST PRD: VAN - ALEXANDER EDLER 1 (PAVOL DEMITRA, TAYLOR PYATT) 0:21

    Flames 0, Canucks 1  1st - 19:39Oct 1 10:12 PM
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