Chris Higgins lifts Canucks over Flames in shootout

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Vancouver, BC, Canada (4E Sports) – Chris Higgins scored in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Vancouver Canucks over the Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday at Rogers Arena.

Mark Giordano got by Roberto Luongo at 1:37 of the second to give the Flames a 1-0 lead.

Ryan Kesler got one back at 3:50 to tie the game, redirecting a nice pass from Zack Kassian for a point.

Matt Stajan chipped a backhand up and over Luongo at 4:01 of the third period to give the Flames a 2-1 lead.

Yanick Weber ripped past Ramo to tie the score.

Higgins beat Flames goalie Karri Ramo through the five-hole to help the Canucks snap a three-game losing streak.

Both Lungo and Ramo made 31 saves each, though the match was marred by a brawl just seconds into the opening period.

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