"That's the story of how it's gone for us," Calgary defenseman Shane O'Brien said. "I felt we deserved a better fate."
NOTES: Canucks LW Tom Sestito got into a fight at 0:02 of the first period. Three games ago, he got into a fight at 0:01 of the first period at Los Angeles. ... C Mike Santorelli (shoulder) did not dress for the Canucks. ... G Roberto Luongo returned after missing six games with a lower-body injury. Vancouver LW Alex Burrows returned after missing 20 with a broken jaw. ... The Canucks were held to one goal or shut out 15 times heading into the game. They scored just one goal in their previous three games. ... Calgary also had trouble scoring, being shut out in five of its 11 previous games. ... Of the Flames' 16 wins before Saturday's game, 13 were by one goal. Calgary had 27 one-goal games (13-8-6). ... At 679 straight games played, all with the Canucks, C Henrik Sedin has the second-longest ironman streak in the NHL. He did not come out of the dressing room for the third period.