Flames Burn Canuks In Vancouver


Mark Giordano scored twice, Sam Bennett had a goal and three assists, and the Calgary Flames snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

Mark Jankowski added a goal and two assists for Calgary (17-13-3), while Matthew Tkachuk and Micheal Ferland also scored.

Backup goalie David Rittich made 16 saves to pick up his third win in four appearances this season.  Dougie Hamilton chipped in with two assists.

Markus Granlund replied for Vancouver (15-15-4).

Jacob Markstrom allowed five goals on 19 shots with four beating him to the stick side in a forgettable outing before getting replaced by Anders Nilsson to start the third period.

Nilsson made 18 saves in relief as the Canucks lost in regulation for the fifth time in six games.