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CALGARY, Alberta – Ryan Miller made 23 saves to win his Vancouver debut and the Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 Wednesday night, giving new coach Willie Desjardins a victory in his first game at the helm.
Zack Kassian scored for Vancouver to snap a 1-all tie early in the second period, and Radim Vrbata made it a two-goal cushion at 11:07. Vrbata's goal was initially waived off for a high stick, but the call was changed following a replay review.
Alex Burrows also scored and captain Henrik Sedin added an empty-net goal for the Canucks, who extended their winning streak against Calgary to eight games in a row.
Paul Byron and Jiri Hudler had the goals for the Flames.