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Zack Kassian scored in regulation and got the winner in the shootout, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
Kassian scored the decisive shootout goal by deking Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff in the fifth round. Alex Burrows also scored in the shootout for Vancouver, and Cory Schneider secured the win by stopping Curtis Glencross on the final shootout attempt.
Mason Raymond also scored for the Canucks (1-1-1), giving them a 2-0 lead about halfway through the second period.
Alex Tanguay scored in regulation and had one in the shootout for Calgary (0-2-1), and Mikael Backlund had the tying goal with just under 4 minutes to go in the second period.
Schneider and Kiprusoff entered the game looking to redeem themselves. Despite a few gaffes, Schneider was much sharper than in his season-opening effort as he and Kiprusoff both finished with 34 saves.
Schneider was pulled after allowing five goals on 14 shots in Vancouver's 7-3 l...
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While searching out a picture of Zack Kassian for my piece on the Canucks shootout strategy, I discovered that Zack Kassian has taken a lot of priceless photos in his short stint as a pro hockey player. He’s halfway through his second season as a pro and the internet is already full of amazingly hilarious photos of the big curly haired missing tooth beauty.
Here’s a selection...
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Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (0-1-1) v Calgary Flames (0-2-0)
Venue: Rogers Arena
Time: 7:00 pm
TV/Radio: Sportsnet, Team 1040
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