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Calgary 3, Vancouver 1
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 23, 2019
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Dean Morton, Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: Ryan Daisy, Ryan Gibbons
Attendance: 18685

Mark Giordano scored a goal and assisted on Calgary's other two goals as the visiting Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Saturday night.

The Western Conference-leading Flames (47-21-7) posted their sixth win in seven games. The Canucks (32-33-10) saw their win streak end at three games.

Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane also scored for the Flames.

Hathaway and Derek Ryan assisted on Giordano's goal. Calgary's fourth line of Mangiapane, Hathaway and Ryan figured in all three goals after accounting for a pair in a win over Ottawa on Thursday night.

Brock Boeser scored for the Canucks.

Flames goaltender Mike Smith stopped 27 of 28 shots. Vancouver counterpart Jacob Markstrom recorded 28 saves on 31 shots.

Giordano opened the scoring midway through the first period as he one-timed a backdoor pass from Ryan. The goal extended Giordano's point streak to seven games.

Giordano's interception of a Vancouver clearing attempt led to Calgary's second goal late in the second period. He skated the puck into the Canucks' end from the neutral zone and fed Hathaway, who put a backhand through Markstrom at 17:08.

The goal was Hathaway's second in two games. He has now scored in three of the past five contests.

Boeser cut Vancouver's deficit in half on a power play 38 seconds into the third period. His fluttering shot from the high slot beat Smith low to the glove side as Canucks center Bo Horvat screened him.

Boeser now has points in nine consecutive games and goals in the past two.

Mangiapane restored Calgary's two-goal lead about 7 1/2 minutes later as he one-timed a pass from Giordano.

A brief melee ensued with 1:36 left in the game after Canucks defenseman Alex Edler checked Smith while the goaltender was playing the puck along the end boards. Smith's mask came flying off, and all five skaters from both teams convened along the side boards. But no fisticuffs resulted.

Edler received a goaltender interference penalty. Also, Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher took an Elias Lindholm shot in the face. Stecher, who wears a visor, appeared to be cut and rushed to the dressing room in the game's final minute.

Flames winger James Neal returned to the lineup after missing 17 games with an undisclosed upper-body injury.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Calgary   Vancouver
Mark Giordano 3 Points Brock Boeser 1
Mark Giordano 1 Goals Brock Boeser 1
Mark Giordano 2 Assists Alexander Edler 1
N/A Power Play Goals Brock Boeser 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .964 Save Percentage Jacob Markstrom .903
Mike Smith 27 Saves Jacob Markstrom 28
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 31 3 0-4 1-2 8 17
Vancouver 28 1 1-2 4-4 12 30
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Columbus. The Canucks have a W/L % of .344 after a win and .488 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Los Angeles. The Flames have a W/L % of .652 after a win and .586 after a loss.