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Kassian has goal and shootout winner, Schneider gets first victory as Canucks beat Flames 3-2

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    From left, Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider, Keith Ballard and Calgary Flames' Steve Begin watch the puck after Schneider made a save during the second period of their NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)The Associated Press

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    Vancouver Canucks' Zack Kassian, left, crashes into Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, of Finland, and Mike Cammalleri, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)The Associated Press

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    From left, Calgary Flames' Jarome Iginla, Vancouver Canucks' Kevin Bieksa and goalie Cory Schneider watch as the puck enters the net off the stick of Flames' Alex Tanguay, not pictured, for a goal during the second period of their NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)The Associated Press

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    Calgary Flames' Blake Comeau, left, crashes into Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider as Canucks' Keith Ballard, right, watches during the second period an NHL hockey game game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)The Associated Press

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    Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, bottom, of Finland, makes a toe save as Mark Giordano, right, defends against Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)The Associated Press

Zack Kassian scored in regulation and got the winner in the shootout, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

Kassian scored the decisive shootout goal by deking Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff in the fifth round. Alex Burrows also scored in the shootout for Vancouver, and Cory Schneider secured the win by stopping Curtis Glencross on the final shootout attempt.

Mason Raymond also scored for the Canucks (1-1-1), giving them a 2-0 lead about halfway through the second period.

Alex Tanguay scored in regulation and had one in the shootout for Calgary (0-2-1), and Mikael Backlund had the tying goal with just under 4 minutes to go in the second period.