VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tyler Myers’ design with real over 5 minutes remaining proved to be the winner and the Vancouver Canucks snapped a six-sport losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday evening.
Quinn Hughes opened the scoring for Vancouver with a 2nd-duration design and Brandon Sutter added some insurance for the Canucks, scoring into an empty gain.
Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom stopped 43 of 45 shots. Thatcher Demko had 18 saves for Vancouver.
Sam Bennett scored for Calgary. Johnny Gaudreau and Rasmus Andersson recorded assists.
Calgary opened the four-sport series Thursday evening with a 3-1 victory. The teams will meet again in Vancouver on Monday evening and enact the series in Calgary on Wednesday evening.
Vancouver’s closing win came in opposition to the Winnipeg Jets on Jan. 30.
Canucks proprietor Francesco Aquilini mentioned in a series of tweets Saturday that he supports customary supervisor Jim Benning and coach Travis Inexperienced, no matter the personnel’s depraved 7-11-0 delivery to the season.
NOTES: Calgary’s Mikael Backlund modified into injured within the first duration and did no longer return. … Flames defenseman Connor Mackey made his NHL debut. The 24-year-inclined signed with Calgary closing March after playing three seasons at Minnesota Pronounce University, Mankato.