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Canucks beat Flames 2-1 Saturday

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According to CBC Sports on Saturday, the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 2-1 at Rogers Arena in southwestern British Columbia.

Defenseman Yannick Weber scored the game winning goal at the five minute mark of the third period to give the Canucks a much needed two points in the Western Conference standings.

Eddie Lack made 22 saves for Vancouver. Lack was able to bounce back after giving up five goals in only two periods of play in a 6-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. The Canucks' organization has been given a lot of heat for trading their star goaltender Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers and there are questions currently if Vancouver is headed for a rebuild.

This was the Flames' second game of a back-to-back after beating the New York Islanders 4-3 on Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

On Saturday, enforcer Brian McGrattan opened the scoring at 2:13 of the second period from rookies Ben Hanowski and Tyler Wotherspoon. Hanowski notched his first career assist and Wotherspoon notched his first career point.

It is interesting that McGrattan scored for the Flames, because the last time he played in Vancouver on a Saturday night, he needed to restrain Canucks head coach John Tortorella from coming into the Calgary Flames locker room during the first intermission.

With the win, Vancouver improves to 29-27-10, and are four points back of the Dallas Stars for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Calgary meanwhile falls to 25-32-7 and will next play the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

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