The Calgary Flames picked up a point in the standings on Saturday night, pushing the Vancouver Canucks to a shootout. However, after losing 2-1 the Flames are still looking for their first win of the season. They are 0-2-1 in the standings while the Canucks are 1-0-0 having now won their only game this season.

Odd goal in the first period

You have to watch hockey a lotto see a team score on themselves while trying to take advantage of a delayed penalty. However, that's what the Vancouver Canucks managed to do in a goal that ended up going to Troy Bouwer.

Loui Eriksson was handling the puck around center ice when the Calgary Flames received a penalty.

The Canucks immediately pulled their goalie for the extra attacker, however the plan backfired. Eriksson, in an attempt to pass back to a skater, put the puck into his own net. The goal stood as the game winner until the late third when Eriksson assisted on a Daniel Sedin goal.

Interestingly enough, on paper, it looks like Ryan Miller had a shutout if you went by his stats alone. Due to the fact that the Vancouver goalie was out of the net when the goal went in, it didnot count against his stats. He was perfect on Saturday, going 25 for 25 on saves despite not getting the shutout.

Goaltending for Calgary

Calgary played their back-up goalie on Saturday following two sub-par results from Brian Elliott in a home-and-home against the Edmonton Oilers.

Chad Johnson, Calgary's back up, had a strong night in net as he stopped 30 of 31 shots that he faced. It could be that Elliott had the more difficult opponent in playing twice against Connor McDavid's team, however I think that Calgary might have to go back to Johnson against Buffalo on Tuesday.

Other results on Saturday night saw the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Boston Bruins 4-1 shortly after the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Cleveland Indians.

The Ottawa Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens in a game that went to a shootout 4-3. Colorado scored a half dozen as they defeated the Dallas Stars 6-5. In other action the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators 5-3.

There isn't a lot happening in the NHL on Sunday, a day of the week that belongs to NFL football (ratings are dipping).

However, among a trio of games the Canucks will play at home again as the Carolina Hurricanes come to town (7pm PT).

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