Roman Tur-if-ek

ERIC FRANCIS -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:05 AM ET

VANCOUVER -- Surrounded by media types wanting his take on his heroics, nothing could wipe the smile off Roman Turek's face last night.

Not even green-hatted teammate Marcus Nilson, who walked by with words of caution after the Flames blanked the Canucks 1-0.

"Don't count your shutout yet," laughed Nilson.

"Remember, this game might never even have happened. It might be a dream."

Nilson was referring to the official game protest Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford filed after the game following an alleged incident involving an official and Markus Naslund after a late penalty call against the Canucks captain.

"Check the videotape," spat Crawford.

"You can clearly see the official turn to Markus and say, 'I don't speak Swedish.' What does that mean?"

Crawford's post-game fireworks may have been orchestrated in an effort to overshadow the five-game suspension handed to Todd Bertuzzi hours before game time. The sentence stemmed from two separate Bertuzzi slashing fouls against Jarome Iginla the last time the two teams met.

"I thought Sy did a good job taking care of that," he added, referring to Chris Simon's pummelling of Ed Jovanovski.

Turek turned aside all 25 shots in his first appearance of the season. Chuck Kobasew

scored the lone Flames goal.

Vancouver beat Calgary 6-2 in the Flames' home opener last week.


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