Canucks take over top spot in West with 3-2 winCalgary Flames goalie Henrik Karlsson (35) looks on as Vancouver Canucks center Maxim Lapierre (40) celebrates teammate Vancouver Canucks defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani's, not shown, goal during third period NHL hockey action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, March, 31, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Andrew Ebbett scored at 3:58 of overtime and the Vancouver Canucks took over the top spot of the Western Conference with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
With 107 points, the Canucks also tied the New York Rangers for most points in the NHL in the race for the Presidents' Trophy.
Ebbett deflected in defenseman Sami Salo's shot from in front of the Calgary net.
The winger was playing his first game since January, when he broke his collarbone. He missed 35 games.
The Canucks earned their sixth straight win - all without injured scoring star Daniel Sedin (concussion) - and moved past the St. Louis Blues in the West. The Blues lost to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
The Flames were eliminated from playoff contention.
Max Lapierre and Marc-Andre Gragnani also scored for Vancouver.
Olli Jokinen and Mike Cammalleri scored for the Flames, who squandered a 2-1 lead.