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NHL: Vancouver 5, Calgary 1

Nov. 2, 2011 at 12:31 AM   |   Comments

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Roberto Luongo came within 31.6 seconds of a shutout Tuesday as he led the Vancouver Canucks past Calgary 5-1.

Luongo made 28 saves and kept the Flames off the scoreboard until 19:28 of the third period when Alex Tanguay knocked in his second goal of the season off an assist from Tom Kostopoulos.

Alexander Edler had a goal and two assists and Cody Hodgson had a goal an assist for the Canucks, who won their second consecutive game.

Miikka Kiprusoff allowed all five Calgary goals on just 18 shots over two periods. He was relieved by Henrik Karlsson, who faced only three shots in the third period.

The damage was done by the time Karlsson took the ice. Vancouver took a 3-0 lead in the first period on a backhander by Chris Higgins and power-play scores by Alexandre Burrows and Daniel Sedin.

Elder and Hodgson padded the lead to 5-0 with goals in the second period.

Calgary had 14 shots on goal in the first period but only four in the second and three in the third.

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