Kassian, Schneider lift Canucks past Flames in SO

Kassian, Schneider lift Canucks past Flames in SO
January 24, 2013, 1:28 am
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PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 23: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers posts-up against David West #21 of the Indiana Pacers on January 23, 2013 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Zack Kassian scored in regulation and got the winner in the shootout, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

Kassian scored the decisive shootout goal by deking Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff in the fifth round. Alex Burrows also scored in the shootout for Vancouver, and Cory Schneider secured the win by stopping Curtis Glencross on the final shootout attempt.

Mason Raymond also scored for the Canucks (1-1-1), giving them a 2-0 lead about halfway through the second period.

Alex Tanguay scored in regulation and had one in the shootout for Calgary (0-2-1), and Mikael Backlund had the tying goal with just under 4 minutes to go in the second period.