On Tuesday, the Flames had a very sluggish performance in a 5-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Swedish defenceman Alexander Edler led the Canucks in scoring with a goal and two assists. Cody Hodgson was the other Canuck with a multi-point game with a goal and an assist.
Alexandre Burrows, Chris Higgins and Daniel Sedin also scored for the Canucks in a very strong balanced effort where twelve Canucks registered at least one point.
The Flames meanwhile ot their lone goal of the hockey game from Alex Tanguay, who broke Roberto Luongo’s shutout bid with 32 seconds left in regulation. The Flames just seemed to lack energy and momentum. The Canucks got off to an early 3-0 lead and made it 5-0 midway through the second period. It was interesting that Flames’ head coach Brent Sutter decided not to pull goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, as it was clearly not his fault on the majority of goals he gave up Tuesday.
With the loss, Calgary falls to 4-5-1, while Vancouver improves to 6-5-1.
Calgary now goes on a three game road trip to Detroit on Thursday, Buffalo on Friday and Colorado on Sunday. This was the first of six straight road games for the Canucks, who will also travel to Minnesota, St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles and Anaheim over the next ten days.