Scoring coming from all corners for West Coasters

STEVE MACFARLANE

, Last Updated: 9:02 AM ET

Don't tell the Vancouver Canucks they're supposed to have trouble scoring.

Don't tell the Calgary Flames that, either, after they gave up 11 goals to their Northwest Division rival over two games in back-to-back losses to open the season.

"We're scoring by committee right now," said Canucks centre Ryan Kesler, who notched his first of the season to tie the game at 3-3 in the second period of last night's 5-4 overtime victory. "I think all four lines scored tonight, which is something we need.

"It was definitely a team effort."

Kesler, Rick Rypien, Daniel Sedin with two, and Pavol Demitra all scored for the Canucks, who came into the season with questions about who would support the Sedins. The answer seems to be, who won't?

Henrik Sedin scored in the opener, but so did Steve Bernier, Alex Burrows, Mattias Ohlund and Rypien.

Demitra knocked in last night's winner in extra time to complete the comeback.

He believes his line -- including Mason Raymond and Taylor Pyatt -- will live up to expectations despite not accounting for much until Demitra potted the winner.

"I guarantee you you're going to see a lot more goals from our line. We've got a lot of skill. Finally, we got the first one," said Demitra.

They're not exactly playing run-and-gun hockey, either.

Speed is definitely in their favour, but they play a pretty good defensive game, too.

The Flames managed four against Roberto Luongo, but the Canucks goaltender made timely saves and the team kept the shot count under 30.

"Especially early in the second, they had a couple of good opportunities which could have taken the wind out of our sails," Kesler said of Luongo's critical stops.

"We win because of that."


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