Boeser has goal, two assists to help Canucks defeat Flames

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CALGARYBrock Boeser had a goal and two assists to help the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-1 victory against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday.

The Canucks have won two out of three after a six-game losing streak. They earned a split of four straight games against the Flames. Calgary won two of three games in Vancouver.

Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller each had a goal and an assist, and Braden Holtby made 35 saves for the Canucks (8-11-1), whose two recent wins have come after owner Francesco Aquilini said he was not planning to fire coach Travis Green or general manager Jim Benning.

Andrew Mangiapane scored, and Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves for the Flames (8-7-1).

Jordie Benn one-timed a pass from Horvat on a 2-on-1 by Markstrom on the game’s first shot, 1:46 into the first period, to put Vancouver up 1-0.

Horvat gave Vancouver a 2-0 lead at 7:37 of the second. He knocked down a stretch pass from Quinn Hughes and evaded Markstrom’s poke check in the slot before sliding the puck into the vacated net.

Mangiapane made it 2-1 at 18:13 when he cut wide around Hughes and wrapped the puck around Holtby’s pad, but Miller scored on a one-timer by Markstrom’s glove 15 seconds later to go up 3-1.

Nate Scmhidt scored on a rebound to extend the lead to 4-1 at 19:05.

Boeser made it 5-1 at 5:54 of the third period when shot over Markstrom’s glove on a 4-on-1 rush.

David Rittich entered the game in relief of Markstrom at 7:47. He made four saves.

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