National Hockey League
Vancouver 5, Calgary 1
When: 9:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 4, 2011
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Dan O'Rourke, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: David Brisebois, Tony Sericolo
Attendance: 18890

David Booth and Christopher Higgins each had a goal and two assists, and Roberto Luongo made 21 saves in his first start since Nov. 13 as the host Vancouver Canucks continued their dominance of the Calgary Flames with a 5-1 victory on Sunday.

Daniel Sedin, Jannik Hansen and defenseman Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Canucks (15-10-1), who blew the game open with three goals in the first 5:42 of the third period and improved to 10-0-2 in their last 12 against the Flames.

Alex Tanguay scored and Henrik Karlsson had 27 stops for Calgary (11-13-2), which was 3-0-1 in its last four games. Karlsson left with an injury and was replaced by Miikka Kiprusoff at 6:49 of the third period.

Booth and Hansen scored 1:14 apart in the first two minutes of the third period before Sedin's power-play goal 3:48 later completed the scoring.

Tanguay gave Calgary a 1-0 lead with 1:26 to go in the first period when his tough-angle shot from the goal line found a sliver of room between the post and Luongo's right pad.

Vancouver took control with two goals in the second period. After Bieksa's power-play goal at 5:13 tied the game, Higgins put the Canucks ahead when he beat Karlsson with a backhander at 19:01.

Luongo saw his first action since suffering an undisclosed upper body injury Thursday when he relieved Cory Schneider and allowed three goals on 15 shots in the Canucks' 6-3 loss to Nashville.

Vancouver's Mason Raymond had an assist in his first game since suffering a vertebrae compression fracture in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Top Game Performances
Calgary   Vancouver
Alex Tanguay 1 Points David Booth 3
Alex Tanguay 1 Goals David Booth 1
Rene Bourque 1 Assists Ryan Kesler 3
N/A Power Play Goals Kevin Bieksa 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Miikka Kiprusoff 1.000 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo .955
Henrik Karlsson 27 Saves Roberto Luongo 21
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 22 1 0-4 4-6 29 16
Vancouver 36 5 2-6 4-4 25 39
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Canucks have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .727 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Carolina. The Flames have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .643 after a loss.