Vancouver (33-16-0) at Calgary (18-28-4)

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  • Game info: 10:00 pm EST Sat Feb 15, 2003
  • TV: KMSP, KTVD
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CALGARY, ALBERTA (TICKER) —The Vancouver Canucks try to extend their unbeaten streak to nine games when they open a four-game road trip on Saturday against the Calgary Flames at the Pengrowth Saddledome.

Vancouver is 5-0-3 in its last eight contests since a 5-2 loss to Detroit on January 24.

On Thursday, the Canucks defeated Colorado, 2-1, when Brendan Morrison scored 1:58 into overtime. Todd Bertuzzi tied the game with just 3:31 left in regulation and Dan Cloutier made 21 saves as the Canucks won a season series from the Avalanche for the first time.

Bertuzzi has six goals and eight assists in his 12-game points streak, which is the longest current one in the league. Colorado’s Milan Hejduk and Ottawa’s Marian Hossa had 13-game streaks earlier this season.

Bertuzzi has 14 goals and 13 assists in his last 22 games linemate and Markus Naslund leads the NHL with 37 goals. Naslund has 21 goals and 19 assists in his last 28 games.

Calgary is playing its only home contest in a 10-game stretch.

The Flames capped a 1-2-0-1 road trip with a 4-2 defeat at Los Angeles on Thursday.

Jarome Iginla scored twice, once shorthanded and once on a power play, for the Flames, who are 1-5-1-1 in their last eight games.

The Canucks posted a 3-0 triumph here in their season opener on October 10, 3-0, but the Flames registered two wins and a tie in their three games in Vancouver this season.

Vancouver has won five in a row in Calgary since a 5-0 setback on Decempber 29, 2000.

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