VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mark Giordano had a aim and an relieve and the Calgary Flames beat Vancouver 3-1 on Thursday evening for the Canucks’ sixth straight loss.
Jacob Markstrom had 33 saves to relieve Calgary initiate the four-game series against Vancouver with its third victory in a row. Andrew Mangiapane and Johnny Gaudreau moreover scored, and Sean Monahan had two assists.
Brock Boeser scored for Vancouver, and Thatcher Demko stopped 23 shots.
The Canucks pulled Demko for an further attacker with more than two minutes on the clock, nevertheless couldn’t get the puck past their primitive goaltender.
The groups will meet again Saturday and Monday nights in Vancouver, then finish the series Wednesday evening in Calgary.