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Edler scores in OT, Canucks defeat Flames 3-2

Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler, left, from Sweden, battles with Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm, from Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hoc...
Calgary Flames' Mark Jankowski leaps over Vancouver Canucks' Christopher Tanev during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, ...
Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich, from the Czech Republic, makes a save against Vancouver Canucks' Loui Eriksson, from Sweden, during the first per...
Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich, from the Czech Republic, makes a save as Vancouver Canucks' Sven Baertschi, from Switzerland, looks for a rebound...
Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, left, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with Christopher Tanev during the second period of an NHL ho...
Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, from Sweden, gives up a goal to Calgary Flames' Travis Hamonic during the second period of an NHL hockey gam...
Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, from Sweden, makes a save against Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau during the second period of an NHL hockey ...
Vancouver Canucks' Erik Gudbranson, left, battles for the puck with Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau during the first period of an NHL hockey game Satu...

Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler, left, from Sweden, battles with Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm, from Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hoc...

Calgary Flames' Mark Jankowski leaps over Vancouver Canucks' Christopher Tanev during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, ...

Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich, from the Czech Republic, makes a save against Vancouver Canucks' Loui Eriksson, from Sweden, during the first per...

Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich, from the Czech Republic, makes a save as Vancouver Canucks' Sven Baertschi, from Switzerland, looks for a rebound...

Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, left, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with Christopher Tanev during the second period of an NHL ho...

Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, from Sweden, gives up a goal to Calgary Flames' Travis Hamonic during the second period of an NHL hockey gam...

Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, from Sweden, makes a save against Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau during the second period of an NHL hockey ...

Vancouver Canucks' Erik Gudbranson, left, battles for the puck with Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau during the first period of an NHL hockey game Satu...

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Alex Edler scored 3:06 into overtime and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night.

In a back-and-forth overtime, Brock Boeser sent a pass to Edler, whose shot dribbled through the pads of David Rittich.

Boeser and Elias Pettersson also scored for Vancouver.

The Canucks are 5-0-1 in their last six road games. Vancouver has four points through the first two stops of their six-game trip.

Mark Jankowski and Travis Hamonic scored short-handed goals for Calgary. The Flames remain in first place in the Pacific Division, one point ahead of San Jose. The Sharks visit the Saddledome on Monday.

Vancouver tied the game at 2-all at 11:37 of the second, when Pettersson broke down the right side and fired a 40-foot wrist shot past Rittich.

The Flames took their first lead of the game 8:46 into the second, when Hamonic, on a two-on-one, chose to hang onto the puck and beat Jacob Markstrom for his third goal of the season.

It was Calgary's league-leading 12th short-handed goal, moving them one ahead of the Arizona Coyotes.

The Flames tied the game 1-all at 14:30 of the first. Noah Hanifin broke in alone and while he was stopped by Markstrom, Jankowski shoveled in the rebound.

Jankowski, who also assisted on Hamonic's goal, is tied with Arizona's Michael Grabner for the league lead in both short-handed goals (four) and points (six).

Vancouver opened the scoring on the power play at 5:08. With Johnny Gaudreau off for slashing, Boeser sent a 25-foot wrist shot past Rittich, who was screened by Bo Horvat and didn't appear to see the shot.

The Canucks' improved penalty killing played a key role in the victory. Vancouver killed five penalties, including a 54-second, two-man advantage. Vancouver had gone nine straight games without surrendering a power-play goal before allowing two in Thursday's win over the Edmonton Oilers.

The Flames' power play is 1 for 18 in the last five games.

With a 31-save performance, Markstrom improved to 8-1-0 in his last nine starts. He's 16-10-3 on the season.

Rittich, starting over veteran Mike Smith for the sixth time in seven games, made 24 stops. He is 12-4-3.

NOTES: LW Sven Baertschi (concussion, 30 games) and D Troy Stecher (concussion, 3 games) returned for the Canucks. ... Rookie LW Dillon Dube, recalled earlier in the day from Stockton of the American Hockey League, dressed for the Flames, taking the spot of veteran LW Michael Frolik, who was a healthy scratch. ... Calgary's Mark Giordano played career game No. 792, moving ahead of Theoren Fleury and into sole possession of fourth in franchise history.

UP NEXT

Canucks: At New Jersey on Monday.

Flames: Host San Jose on Monday.

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Updated : 2021-01-18 18:05 GMT+08:00