VAN Vancouver Canucks 3
Vancouver Canucks Canucks Overall (19-22)
ATS (30-11)
O/U (19-19-3)
December 29 2018
- CBC
CGY Calgary Flames 2
Calgary Flames Flames Overall (23-16)
ATS (22-17)
O/U (18-20-1)
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Puck Line ATS
123OT
2459 Vancouver Canucks +180 Under -110 (+1.5) -145 Cover: 2.5
1101
2460 Calgary Flames -210 Over -110 (-1.5) +125 UNDER: 5
1100
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Spread ATS
2459 VAN +180 Under: -110 (+1.5) -145 Cover: 2.5
2460 CGY -210 Over: -110 (-1.5) +125 UNDER: 5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/29/2018
8:48 PM
CGY
-210
VAN
+180
12/29/2018
8:39 PM
CGY
-210
VAN
+180
12/29/2018
7:03 PM
CGY
-210
VAN
+180
12/29/2018
9:42 AM
CGY
-210
VAN
+180
12/28/2018
8:30 PM
CGY
-190
VAN
+170
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
12/29/2018
8:48 PM
CGY(-1.5)
+125
VAN
-145
12/29/2018
8:39 PM
CGY(-1.5)
+125
VAN
-145
12/29/2018
7:03 PM
CGY(-1.5)
+120
VAN
-140
12/29/2018
9:42 AM
CGY(-1.5)
+125
VAN
-145
12/28/2018
8:30 PM
CGY(-1.5)
+140
VAN
-160
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/29/2018
8:48 PM
6
-110
6
-110
12/29/2018
8:39 PM
6
-120
6
EVEN
12/29/2018
7:03 PM
6
-120
6
EVEN
12/29/2018
9:42 AM
6
-120
6
EVEN
12/28/2018
8:30 PM
6
-120
6
EVEN
Recap

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The play of Alex Edler has the Vancouver Canucks on a roll.

Edler scored the overtime winner, had an assist and led both teams with more than 27 minutes of ice time as the Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night.

Just over three minutes into a back-and-forth overtime, Edler took a pass from Brock Boeser and his shot dribbled through the pads of David Rittich.

"I just tried to give it to (Boeser) and tried to create some space for him. No one picked me up and he made a great pass back to me," said Edler, who has four goals and 11 points in 16 games since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for a month.

When Edler returned on Nov. 24, the Canucks snapped an eight-game winless skid by beating the Los Angeles Kings 4-2. With their ice-time leader back in the fold, Vancouver has been playing better, having gone 8-2-1 in its last 11 to climb to within one point of the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.

"He plays 26 minutes, 27 minutes for a reason. He's doing a great job out there," said goaltender Jacob Markstrom

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.

"It was a frustrating game," Calgary's Travis Hamonic said.

"You come up short in those games in overtime. It's the end of December and these points are crucial. You see how tight the standings are right now. Everyone's getting points around you, so you've got to keep pace."

Mark Jankowski and 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.

"We've been cute here recently. I think we've been too cute," Flames coach Bill Peters said.

"Trying to pass it into the net, not willing to shoot it. I don't think we shoot the puck enough off the rush. In overtime, we had two 2-on-1's, nobody looked to be direct and be a shooter."

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 the Flames 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.

"You have five power plays, you've got to get at least one or two, and especially on home ice," said Calgary center Sean Monahan. "It isn't as sharp as it needs to be."

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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Matchup
Canucks Overall
W/L 19-22
ATS 30-11
Goals For 3.0
Goals Against 3.1
Total 19-19-3
Canucks Away
W/L 10-12
ATS 15-7
Goals For 3.0
Goals Against 3.3
Total 10-11-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
9:00 PM
at Flames W 3-2 W (1.5) U (6)
12-27
8:00 PM
at Oilers W 4-2 W (1.5) T (6)
12-22
9:00 PM
Jets L 1-0 W (1.5) U (6.5)
12-20
9:00 PM
Blues W 5-1 W (-1.5) T (6)
12-18
9:00 PM
Lightning L 5-2 L (1.5) O (6.5)
12-16
9:00 PM
Oilers W 4-2 W (1.5) T (6)
12-15
9:00 PM
Flyers W 5-1 W (-1.5) U (6.5)
12-13
7:00 PM
at Predators L 4-3 W (1.5) O (5.5)
12-11
6:00 PM
at Blue Jackets W 3-2 W (1.5) U (6)
12-9
2:00 PM
at Blues W 6-1 W (1.5) O (6)
Avg. Goals For 3.5
Avg. Goals Against 2.1
ATS 9-1
Over/Under 3-4-3
Flames Overall
W/L 23-16
ATS 22-17
Goals For 3.4
Goals Against 2.7
Total 18-20-1
Flames Home
W/L 11-8
ATS 10-9
Goals For 4.0
Goals Against 3.4
Total 13-5-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
9:00 PM
Canucks L 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-27
7:00 PM
at Jets W 4-1 W (1.5) U (6.5)
12-22
3:00 PM
Blues L 3-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-20
8:00 PM
Lightning L 5-4 W (1.5) O (6.5)
12-18
7:30 PM
at Stars L 2-0 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-16
2:00 PM
at Blues W 7-2 W (-1.5) O (6)
12-15
12:30 PM
at Wild W 2-1 W (1.5) U (6)
12-12
7:30 PM
Flyers W 6-5 L (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-9
8:00 PM
at Oilers L 1-0 W (1.5) U (6)
12-8
9:00 PM
Predators W 5-2 W (-1.5) O (6)
Avg. Goals For 3.1
Avg. Goals Against 2.5
ATS 6-4
Over/Under 4-6
Game Summary
1st Period
VAN 19:37 Penalty to Troy Stecher 2 minutes for High Sticking (Drawn by Austin Czarnik)
CGY 15:11 Penalty to Johnny Gaudreau 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Nikolay Goldobin)
VAN 14:52 Power play - GOAL scored by Brock Boeser assisted by Alexander Edler and Sven BaertschiVAN 1 CGY 0
CGY 6:47 Penalty to Derek Ryan 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Antoine Roussel)
CGY 5:30 Shorthanded - GOAL scored by Mark Jankowski assisted by Noah HanifinVAN 1 CGY 1
VAN 3:57 Penalty to Alexander Edler 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Sean Monahan)
VAN 2:51 Penalty to Ben Hutton 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Derek Ryan)
2nd Period
CGY 13:13 Penalty to Garnet Hathaway 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Brock Boeser)
CGY 11:14 Shorthanded - GOAL scored by Travis Hamonic assisted by Mark JankowskiVAN 1 CGY 2
VAN 8:23 GOAL scored by Elias Pettersson assisted by Christopher TanevVAN 2 CGY 2
CGY 7:00 Penalty to Mark Giordano 2 minutes for Boarding (Drawn by Nikolay Goldobin)
VAN 2:45 Penalty to Jake Virtanen 2 minutes for High Sticking (Drawn by Oliver Kylington)
VAN 00:00 Penalty to Erik Gudbranson 2 minutes for High Sticking (Drawn by Garnet Hathaway)
Overtime
VAN 1:54 GOAL scored by Alexander Edler assisted by Brock BoeserVAN 3 CGY 2
Box Score
Canucks
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Brock Boeser (RW) 112800:0021:09
Loui Eriksson (LW) 000130:0016:54
Sven Baertschi (LW) 011310:0012:35
Markus Granlund (C) 000100:0016:39
Jay Beagle (C) 000020:0016:49
Elias Pettersson (C) 101310:0018:53
Bo Horvat (C) 000400:0020:21
Josh Leivo (LW) 000000:0011:56
Jake Virtanen (RW) 000012:0014:10
Nikolay Goldobin (LW) 000100:009:53
Antoine Roussel (LW) 000010:0013:42
Tyler Motte (C) 000100:009:08

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Ben Hutton (D) 000002:0020:03
Troy Stecher (D) 000202:0017:11
Alexander Edler (D) 112242:0027:45
Derrick Pouliot (D) 000010:0011:34
Christopher Tanev (D) 011100:0023:45
Erik Gudbranson (D) 000002:0017:24

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Jacob Markstrom (G) 31/332.939WIN
Anders Nilsson (G) 0/00.000
Flames
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Garnet Hathaway (RW) 000002:008:33
Austin Czarnik (C) 000000:007:36
Sean Monahan (C) 000110:0024:56
Johnny Gaudreau (LW) 000512:0026:15
James Neal (LW) 000210:0012:23
Elias Lindholm (RW) 000300:0025:07
Mikael Backlund (C) 000200:0019:08
Sam Bennett (C) 000120:0015:25
Derek Ryan (C) 000002:009:51
Dillon Dube (LW) 000200:006:52
Matthew Tkachuk (LW) 000000:0019:15
Mark Jankowski (C) 112400:0013:04

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Rasmus Andersson (D) 000110:0012:33
T.J. Brodie (D) 000110:0022:52
Oliver Kylington (D) 000110:009:59
Noah Hanifin (D) 011410:0021:22
Travis Hamonic (D) 101230:0020:50
Mark Giordano (D) 000412:0026:58

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
David Rittich (G) 24/273.889OVERTIME_LOSS
Mike Smith (G) 0/00.000
Officials
Linesmen David Brisebois
Linesmen Brian Mach
Referee Francis Charron
Referee Tom Chmielewski