This round of the battle of the backups goes to… Roberto Luongo.
The Flames played a great first period in Vancouver, killed off a 5-on-3, scored first, did everything right. Then Vancouver came out in the second and took over the game, which is what always happens when Calgary faces Vancouver. Calgary managed just 9 shots in the final 40 minutes, after firing 13 in the first 20. However the score was only 1-1 through most of the second, before the Canuckleheads went ahead with a minute left.
And that’s all she wrote, as the Canucks scored three more in the third and injured Henrik Karlsson to boot. Literally he’s a big loss, but figuratively? not so much.