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Tanev scores 18 seconds into OT, Canucks beat skidding Flames 3-2 to end 5-game slide

  • Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev, left, scores the winning goal against Calgary Flames' goalie Jonas Hiller, of Sweden, during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev, left, scores the winning goal against Calgary Flames' goalie Jonas Hiller, of Sweden, during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Calgary Flames' goalie Jonas Hiller, of Sweden, looks back at the puck after allowing the winning goal to Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev during overtime of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Calgary Flames' goalie Jonas Hiller, of Sweden, looks back at the puck after allowing the winning goal to Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev during overtime of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev (8) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the winning goal against the Calgary Flames during the overtime of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev (8) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the winning goal against the Calgary Flames during the overtime of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

Chris Tanev scored 18 seconds into overtime and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the skidding Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Radim Vrbata and Yannick Weber scored in regulation for the Canucks. Ryan Miller made 26 saves in his first win since Dec. 2 at Washington.

Johnny Gaudreau and David Jones had the goals for Calgary, which has lost eight consecutive games. The Flames have also dropped eight straight in Vancouver. Calgary hasn't won at Rogers Arena since Dec. 23, 2011.

Flames goalie Jonas Hiller, who hasn't won a start since Nov. 18, stopped 29 shots.

Streaking down the ice on a 3-on-2, Tanev took a beautiful pass from Henrik Sedin and beat Hiller.