Canucks beat back Flames to dump slump as Tyler Myers pots winner


The Vancouver Canucks snapped a six-game losing skid Saturday night, beating the Calgary Flames 3-1.

Tyler Myers delivered the game-winning goal with just over five minutes left on the clock.

Brandon Sutter added some insurance for the Canucks (7-11-0) with an empty-net tally, and Quinn Hughes opened the scoring with a nifty play midway through the second period.

Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom stopped 43-of-45 on the night and Thatcher Demko had 18 saves for Vancouver.

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Sam Bennett scored for Calgary (7-5-1), with Johnny Gaudreau and Rasmus Andersson registering assists.

Vancouver’s last win came against the Winnipeg Jets on Jan. 30. Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini said in a series of tweets Saturday that he supports general manager Jim Benning and coach Travis Green, despite the team’s dismal start to the season.

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