Flames give up the lead in 27 seconds

Burrows, Schroeder and Bieksa all scored to give the Canucks a 3-1 advantage in the second period.

In what seems like typical Flames fashion these days, Calgary lost all momentum and control of the game in less than a minute.

Calgary looked strong early on as Lee Stepniak's goal gave them the lead in the first couple of minutes. But midway through the second frame an unfortunate sequence developed for the Flames. As is typical for the Canucks' top line, Alexandre Burrows parked himself directly in front of Leland Irving while Daniel and Henrik Sedin passed and cycled amongst themselves before Daniel flicked the puck towards the net. The puck squeaked underneath Irving and Burrows drove it home for the score.

To make matters worse, Roman Cervenka's hooking penalty put Vancouver on the power play just seconds later. Calgary hadn't even had enough time to process this development before the Canucks won the ensuing faceoff and Jordan Schroeder's deflection from Alexander Edler's pass slipped past Irving into the net. It was Schroeder's first NHL goal and he got some serious love from his teammates. Momentum permanently shifted to Vancouver's side the rest of the period and Kevin Bieksa later made it a 3-1 game before the 20 minutes was up.

27 seconds. Just like that. Oh, Calgary. Never change.


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