10/8/14: Vancouver Canucks 4 Calgary Flames 2

1st Canucks Goal (Burrows), Powerplay

  • Vancouver Contributions
    N. Bonino – wins a faceoff in the right circle of the offensive zone to the right boards
    A. Burrows – gets the puck along the boards and throws it to the right point to Hamhuis (cont.), goes to the slot and redirects the shot by Hamhuis
    D. Hamhuis – moves the puck over to the left point for Tanev (cont.), gets the puck back from Tanev and takes a low shot towards the net
    C. Tanev – holds the puck and then feeds it back to Hamhuis at the middle of the blue line
    C. Higgins – screens Hiller so he can’t see the initial shot by Hamhuis or the redirect by Burrows
  • Calgary Faults
    P. Byron – in the penalty box for hooking

1st Flames Goal (Byron), Even

  • Calgary Contributions
    J. Colborne – knocks Hansen off of the puck at the left point in the defensive zone and gets the puck to Byron in the neutral zone
    P. Byron – picks up the puck in the neutral zone and skates it into the offensive zone on a 2-on-1, putting wrist shot through Miller’s five-hole as he crosses through the top of the right faceoff circle
    J. Gaudreau – joins Byron on the 2-on-1, forcing Tanev to play the pass and allowing Byron to take an unchallenged shot
  • Vancouver Faults
    J. Hansen – gets knocked off of the puck in the offensive zone, committing the turnover

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2nd Canucks Goal (Kassian), Even

  • Vancouver Contributions
    B. Richardson – intercepts a pass along the right side boards in the offensive zone and then chips the puck down to Vey in the right corner (cont.), gets the puck back from Vey and fans on a shot attempt from the right side which causes the puck to slide across the slot to Kassian on the left
    L. Vey – takes the puck in the corner and pushes it back out to Richardson at the bottom of the right faceoff circle
    Z. Kassian – smacks the loose puck past Hiller’s right pad before he has a chance to react to the fanned shot by Richardson
  • Calgary Faults
    M. Backlund – turns the puck over along the boards and then can’t cover the pass between Vey and Richardson

3rd Canucks Goal (Vrbata), Even

  • Vancouver Contributions
    R. Vrbata – gets a loose puck in the right corner of the offensive zone and throws it behind the net (cont.), knocks the puck out of the air past Hiller’s glove
    H. Sedin – gets the puck behind the net and keeps it moving along the boards to D. Sedin along the left side boards (cont.), gets the puck back from D. Sedin and pulls it around to the front of the right side of the net from where he tries to center the puck, which deflects up in the air
    D. Sedin – holds the puck and then throws it back down the boards for H. Sedin
  • Calgary Faults
    None – defensive positioning was proper and Vrbata made an exceptional hand-eye play

2nd Flames Goal (Hudler), Even

  • Calgary Contributions
    M. Giordano – wins a puck battle along the left side boards and smacks the puck back towards the goal line where it caroms off of Edler’s stick
    S. Monahan – gets the puck as it rebounds off of Edler’s stick to the inside corner of the left faceoff circle, then passes it to J. Hudler a foot higher in the zone
    J. Hudler – takes a wrist shot that beats Miller’s glove
  • Vancouver Faults
    J. Hansen – loses the puck battle to Giordano, failing to help clear the puck out of the zone and setting the play in motion

4th Canucks Goal (Sedin), Even

  • Vancouver Contributions
    H. Sedin – picks up a puck that Russell can’t handle at the blue line, then skates through the neutral zone and pushes through Giordano entering the offensive zone, where he gets pulled down to the ice, kicks the puck forward, and then taps the puck into an empty net with his stick
  • Calgary Faults
    K. Russell – can’t handle Tanev’s clearing attempt along the boards in the offensive zone
    M. Giordano – gets beat in the neutral zone when he tries to poke check H. Sedin and then can’t stop H. Sedin even while tripping him

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