Canucks top Flames, end losing streak at six


VANCOUVER — Tyler Myers scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Vancouver Canucks ended a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 win against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena on Saturday.

Myers made it 2-1 at 14:49 when he skated the puck into the Flames zone on the left side, cut through the high slot and shot from the right face-off circle.

Quinn Hughes and Brandon Sutter scored, and Thatcher Demko made 18 saves for Vancouver (7-11-0), which was outscored 29-11 during the losing streak.

Jacob Markstrom made 43 saves, and Sam Bennett scored for Calgary (7-6-1), which had won three in a row, including 3-1 in the first of a four-game set against Vancouver on Thursday.

The Flames and Canucks are scheduled to play again in Vancouver on Monday and in Calgary on Wednesday.

The Canucks outshot the Flames 20-4 in the first period and were ahead 29-7 when Hughes scored to put Vancouver ahead 1-0 at 9:27 on the second. Hughes stepped in front of Johnny Gaudreau to intercept a pass in the Calgary zone and create a 2-on-1 with Elias Pettersson, faking a pass before shooting.

It was Vancouver’s first lead in seven games, but it didn’t last long.

Bennett tied it 1-1 at 10:42, taking a lateral pass from Gaudreau and taking advantage of a leaping screen by Sean Monahan to score on a shot from above the faceoff circles.

Sutter scored into an empty net with 1:23 left in the third period for the 3-1 final.

Calgary forward Mikael Backlund left the game with 3:43 remaining in the first period.

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