Now we have ourselves a series.
Fast and furious, with a dash of truculence and the Vancouver Canucks have evened up their series with the Calgary Flames after a convincing 4-1 win over their hated rivals before a raucous Roger’s Arena crowd.
The fast came in the form of the Canucks start, as the locals scored twice in the opening 7:06 to erase any kind of doubt that they would bounce back from their fatal finish on Wednesday night.
Daniel Sedin and Chris Higgins staked the Canucks to the lead, Ronald Kenins and Radim Vrbata would seal the deal in the third period, which saw the furious and the truculence overflow into the game. A full on line brawl with multiple fights straight out of the 1970’s wrapped this game up, with Flames defenceman Deryk Engelland facing some extra time off as he picked up a double game misconduct for refusing to let it go following a number of fights on the ice versus multiple Canucks.
The Canucks even the series and now head to Calgary for games on Sunday and Tuesday night at the Saddledome. Vancouver posted one of the very best records away from home in the NHL this season, and they will need to back it up as they will need to eventually win one in Calgary if they hope to advance in this series.