Apr 11, 2013, 1:20 AM EDT
After watching Cory Schneider from the bench since March 18, Roberto Luongo finally got a chance to play on Wednesday. He might just get more reps after stopping 40 out of 41 shots as the Vancouver Canucks topped the Calgary Flames 4-1.
This marks Vancouver’s fourth consecutive win, opening up a six-point lead in the Northwest Division (although the Minnesota Wild do hold a game in hand).
Curtis Glencross scored the night’s first goal, but then Luongo and the Canucks took over from there. Daniel Sedin collected his first power-play tally since Jan. 25, Henrik Sedin had two assists and Dan Hamhuis also produced two helpers (extending his personal point streak to five games).
The Canucks have struggled quite a bit this season, but with the Derek Roy trade and Ryan Kesler back, they might just be a dark horse candidate in the West. (Not that this team really slips under the radar.)
- Agent: Subban hasn’t told me to make him NHL’s highest-paid D 16
- Devils sign Greene to five-year, $25M extension 10
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 42
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ 54
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 15
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 19
- Blues sign former eighth overall pick Mueller 31
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center 45
- Eric Staal has surgery to repair ‘core muscle injury’ 6
- After not seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with Carlyle, Reimer will compete for No. 1 gig 16
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ (54)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million (42)
- Richards: If not for the cap, half the league would want to play for Hawks (36)