--The Flames ended the Canucks' win streak at seven games. It was Vancouver's longest victory run of the season.
--The Canucks missed out on a chance to gain sole possession of first place overall in the NHL. The Pittsburgh Penguins had helped their cause earlier Thursday by beating the New York Rangers. The Canucks also left themselves open to being surpassed for first place in the West and overall by the St. Louis Blues. The Canucks have just one regular-season game remaining while the Blues have two. St. Louis trails Vancouver by two points.
--LW Alex Burrows scored a shorthanded goal in the first period. It was his third regulation-time goal in two games. He also scored in the shootout in Vancouver's 5-4 victory over Anaheim on Tuesday.
--RW Jannik Hansen, hot during the first half of the season, scored a rare stretch-drive goal in the third period. It was only his third marker since Feb. 15. But he has a career-high 16 goals and 37 points on the season. Time will tell whether his hands return in the playoffs.
--G Cory Schneider stopped 31 of 34 shots while suffering a rare loss. Roberto Luongo is expected to get the call Saturday as the Canucks close out the regular season at home against Edmonton.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"It was in our hands. We were 20 minutes away from maybe taking it home and getting it done, and we didn't do it. It's as simple as that." -- Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault, after his team lost 3-2 in Calgary on Thursday and missed a chance to get sole possession of first place overall in the NHL.
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