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Kris Russell scores late to lift Flames over Canucks 2-1 in Game 1

  • Calgary Flames right wing David Jones' shot goes past Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack (31) during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Calgary Flames right wing David Jones' shot goes past Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack (31) during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Calgary Flames right wing David Jones (19) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks with teammates during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Calgary Flames right wing David Jones (19) celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks with teammates during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Ronalds Kenins, left, of Latvia, and Bo Horvat celebrate Horvat's goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Vancouver Canucks' Ronalds Kenins, left, of Latvia, and Bo Horvat celebrate Horvat's goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Defenseman Kris Russell scored with just under 30 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday night.

David Jones also scored for the Flames, who were down 1-0 entering the third period.

Bo Horvat opening the scoring for Vancouver midway in the second period. Jannik Hansen and Alexander Edler assisted on the play.

Vancouver hosts Game 2 on Friday night.