Canucks 3, Flames 2
After a scrambled faceoff to the right of Calgary goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, the puck squirted to Bulis alone in the slot and he knocked a quick wrist shot over Kiprusoff’s glove.
Ryan Kesler and Josh Green scored 51 seconds apart midway through the first period for a Vancouver team (2-5-0) that dressed all its regulars except defenseman Lukas Krajicek, who missed the game with the flu.
Jarome Iginla converted a power play just 1:46 into the game—his third goal in as many games—and Andrei Zyuzin scored after another man advantage ended for the Flames (3-2-1), who rested top defensemen Robyn Regehr and Dion Phaneuf.
Kiprusoff finished with 36 saves and was at his best against a Canucks power play that failed to capitalize on nine opportunities.
Calgary center Stephane Yelle left the game midway through the third period and didn’t return after taking a low hit along the boards from Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who was penalized for tripping on the play.