Vancouver Canucks down Calgary Flames 5-4 in overtime

Vancouver Canucks David Booth scores on Calgary Flames goalie Joey MacDonald in first period NHL...

Vancouver Canucks David Booth scores on Calgary Flames goalie Joey MacDonald in first period NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Sunday October 6, 2013. Darren Makowichuk/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:13 PM ET

CALGARY - Never a dull moment.

That should be the slogan for the 2013-14 Calgary Flames.

The new-look Flames looked pretty darn good for long spurts during Sunday's home-opener at the Saddledome, but it wasn't enough as Mike Santorelli scored in the extra frame to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 overtime victory.

The Flames coughed up a two-goal lead only to tie it up with 19 seconds on a David Jones tally to force overtime.

Mark Giordano, Mikael Backlund and rookie Sean Monahan each scored as the hosts staked to a two-goal lead, but Jannik Hansen, Santorelli and Dale Weise all beat goalie Joey MacDonald in a span of just over 11 minutes in the third period to steal the lead.

Jones poked a puck across the line with 19 seconds remaining, but Santorelli's second of the night — and second as a member of the Canucks — sent the Flames' faithful home disappointed.

Giordano's first tally as Calgary's captain was a top-shelf snipe from not far inside the blueli


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