Schroeder scores twice, Canucks roll over Flames
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Jordan Schroeder scored his first two NHL goals and the Vancouver Canucks stayed hot with a 5-1 victory over the Calgary Flames.
Alexandre Burrows and Kevin Bieksa each had a goal and an assist for the Canucks, who have won five straight to improve to 7-2-2 on the season. Chris Higgins also lit the lamp.
Cory Schneider stopped 33-of-34 shots in the victory.
Lee Stempniak scored the lone goal for the Flames, who had won two in a row. Leland Irving turned aside 26-of-31 shots.
It was all downhill for the Flames after they scored their only goal of the game late in the first period. Matt Stajan's one-timer from the left circle set up a rebound in front for Stempniak, who lit the lamp with 1:42 left.
The Canucks took control of the contest with three goals in the middle stanza. Burrows chipped in a loose puck that was sitting under Irving, making it 1-1 at the 8:34 mark.
Vancouver went on the power play just seconds later when Roman Cervenka was called for hooking. A short time into the man advantage, Schroeder tipped in Alexander Edler's shot from the right point.
Bieksa's slap shot from the point made it a 3-1 game with 2:23 left.
Higgins and Schroeder scored in the third to account for the final margin.
The Canucks beat the Flames 3-2 in a shootout when they faced each other on Jan. 23 at Rogers Arena ... Vancouver improved to 4-1-1 as the host this year ... Flames forward Ben Street made his NHL debut ... Calgary center Michal Cammalleri (hip flexor) missed the game.
02/10 01:12:05 ET