Flames Game Review

STEVE MACFARLANE, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:23 AM ET

THREE STARS

1. G Roberto Luongo, Canucks -- He could take them a long way in the playoffs.

2. D Mattias Ohlund, Canucks -- His two goals cinched it for the Canucks.

3. RW Jarome Iginla, Flames -- Looked hungry, got a goal to tie it briefly.

REPORT CARD

OVERALL: B-

OFFENCE: B-

DEFENCE: B

GOALTENDING: B+

POWERPLAY: D+

PENALTY KILL: B-

WHY FLAMES LOST

They couldn't solve Roberto Luongo often enough, despite outshooting the Canucks by a wide margin. And once again, their powerplay let them down.

GOAL OF THE GAME

Just when the Flames evened the score, the Canucks put a dagger into them with a go-ahead goal 22 seconds later off the stick of Mattias Ohlund, who slapped one high past a screened Miikka Kiprusoff.

WHAT IT MEANS

The Northwest Division title is back up for grabs with both teams playing two more games. The Flames have the tiebreaker, so they control their own destiny if they win out. The Canucks have to earn at least one more point than the Flames over the final pair.

SCRATCHES

CALGARY -- D Cory Sarich (foot), D Robyn Regehr (lower-body), D Rhett Warrener (shoulder), D Mark Giordano (shoulder), LW Andre Roy (wrist), LW Rene Bourque (ankle), C Wayne Primeau (foot).

VANCOUVER -- LW Taylor Pyatt (personal), D Rob Davison, D Ossi Vaananen, RW Jannik Hansen.

UP NEXT

FRIDAY: Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers, Rexall Place, 7 p.m., Sportsnet, FAN 960

NOTABLES

Playoff tickets anyone? The Flames announced yesterday at least 1,300 tickets per game will be available for the first round of the post-season. You can get them at Calgary Co-op stores, SportChek, and through an online draw at calgaryflames.com ... This is the first season since 1995-96 the Vancouver Canucks can claim five different 20-goal scorers. The Flames have six -- Michael Cammalleri, Jarome Iginla, Olli Jokinen, Daymond Langkow, David Moss and the injured Rene Bourque.

SUMMARY

CANUCKS 4, FLAMES 1

Calgary 21 14 12--47

Vancouver 9 8 8--25


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