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[GDT] - Canucks vs Flames - 7PM CBC

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Who: The Good Guys & the Calgary Lames

What: The remnants of a dead rivalry kept alive by the NHL's attempt to even out teams through the salary cap

When: 7:00PM PST (10:00PM EST)

Where: Rogers Arena

Why: Why not?

Get revenge!

FLAMES (13-19-4) at CANUCKS (20-11-6)

TV: CBC, NHLN-US

Last 10: Calgary 2-8-0; Vancouver 7-3-0

Season series: The Vancouver Canucks have won two of the first three meetings with the Calgary Flames this season, both at Rogers Arena.

Big story: The Canucks haven't been as dominating as they were during the past couple of seasons, but they're starting to find their game. Their 4-0 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday moved the Canucks back into first place in the Northwest Division. The Flames come to Rogers Arena after a heartbreaking 2-1 road loss to the San Jose Sharks on Friday.

Team Scope:

Flames: Miikka Kiprusoff has struggled for much of the season, but he was at his best against the Sharks -- and the Flames still couldn't win. Kiprusoff stopped 39 of 41 shots, but the Flames managed only a first-period power-play goal by Mikael Backlund and couldn't hold off San Jose in the third period. Joe Pavelski scored the game-winner with 2:06 left in regulation.

The loss was the Flames' 13th in a row away from Scotiabank Saddledome.

"I thought tonight we saw the real Kipper," coach Bob Hartley said. "For the first 10 minutes he came out hard. We saw a team that really applied pressure on us. They were flying and they were shooting from everywhere, and we saw the real Kipper. He gave us a chance. We kept up in the game, then we scored the power-play goal and I saw from there we generated some confidence. We generated some momentum and in the second and third period we skated very well."

Canucks: If his first game in blue and green is any indication, Derek Roy may have filled a huge hole in Vancouver's lineup. In his first game since being acquired from Dallas earlier in the week, Roy stepped in as the No. 2 center on a line with Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen; the trio combined for eight shots, including a goal by Higgins, and created a lot of chances while showing immediate signs of chemistry.

"That line had some great looks," coach Alain Vigneault said after the game. "Higgins played a real strong game at both ends of the rink and made some real good plays offensively. For our first game with those three guys together, I'm real happy with that line."

Who's hot: Hansen has three assists in his past two games. Vancouver goaltender Cory Schneider recorded his fourth shutout and second in five games by blanking Edmonton.

Injury report: The Flames report no injuries. … The Canucks are without Mason Raymond (shoulder), Ryan Kesler(foot), Keith Ballard (foot), Dale Weise (shoulder) and David Booth (season-ending ankle surgery).

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Any team on a losing streak scares me, even Calgary.They become like a cornered rat..

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It's hard for me to feel bad for Calgary.....so I won't.

5-0 Nucks.

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Who's in the net?

3-2 for the W - Go Canucks Go!

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Hopefully the boys keep up the energy! Wanting to see more from our 2cd line, see how legit it is. Loved the Oil game, that was how Vancouver hockey should be played night in and night out. Keep it up, lads!! GCG!

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I predict lots of scoring from the Canucks (and a win)!!

After Hours tonight features Jannik Hansen & Derek Roy !

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It's hard for me to feel bad for Calgary.....so I won't.

5-0 Nucks.

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Daily Faceoff@DailyFaceoff 5 April

Cory Schneider: Goalie Start: Schneider starts again tomorrow. | Schneider stopped all 23 shots he faced in a ... http://bit.ly/10AHEW6

Schneider has been confirmed to start. And you should've waited longer. Now, it isn't 6 hours before the puck drop yet.

Raymond and Weise will be back

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows

Higgins - Roy - Hansen

Raymond - Lapierre - Kassian

Sestito - Ebbett - Weise

Schneider

Go Canucks Go

4-0 Canucks

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8 - 0 canucks!!!

danny with the hatty

kass with 1

eddy with 1

hansen with 1

roy with 1

burr with 1

:towel:

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6-1 Canucks Goal Scorers: Roy,Raymond, D.Sedin(2),Higgins,Burrows

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Daily Faceoff‏@DailyFaceoff5 Apr

Cory Schneider: Goalie Start: Schneider starts again tomorrow. | Schneider stopped all 23 shots he faced in a ... http://bit.ly/10AHEW6

Schneider has been confirmed to start. And you should've waited longer. Now, it isn't 6 hours before the puck drop yet.

Raymond and Weise will be back

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows

Higgins - Roy - Hansen

Raymond - EBBETT - Kassian

Sestito - LAPPY - Weise

Schneider

Go Canucks Go

4-0 Canucks

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If the Canucks give the same effort as last game, they will feast away. If they just think they have to show up, they could make it more interesting then it should be. On paper this game should be over in the first period.

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Calgary narrowly lost a 2-1 decision to the Sharks last night...which tells me that this is'nt a team that has decided to pack it in.Even with the departure of two of their better players and all of the uncertainty....

Everything points to a Canuck win..I hope we don't take them too lightly.Mason Raymond is back as well..he always lights it up against the Flames.

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I've been to 2 Canucks games with Schneider as the starter.

Both times, Schneider was the sole reason we lost :lol: (Dallas game this year/Nashville last year)

Lets hope for a good performance.

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Another big win tonight. Roy gets at least a point

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EXTREMELY Disappointed that Lu is not in net......He was really strong the last game against Edmonton game should have been like 8-0...I felt bad for him being put in cold like that....Looks like the canucks are going to do that again to him in the playoffs. Funny how Schnieder gets all the glory when our defence is awesome. Lu deserves alot more than what he is getting. Long time Canuck Fan is starting to become less of one....

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This is gonna be a good game for the Canucks. I can feel it! Our offense when Kesler gets back will be SICK!

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