The Vancouver Canucks snapped their four-game losing streak last night with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames.
Goalie Eddie Lack was named the first star after blocking 22 of 23 shots.
He was only beaten on a slap shot from centre ice by Flames tough guy Brian McGrattan at 2:13 of the second period.
Vancouver bounced back with goals by Darren Archibald and Yannick Weber.
In a peculiar twist, Canucks forward Chris Higgins was penalized three times in the final 10 minutes of the third period.
In each instance, the Canucks' specialty teams got the job done, keeping the puck out of the net.
In posting his 10th win of the season, Lack improved his goals-against average to 2:15, placing him seventh among National Hockey League goalies.
Lack's save percentage is a respectable .922 percent, ranking him 10th in the league.
Things were looking quite grim for the Canucks as they took to the ice last night at Rogers Arena.
The team had lost 11 of its last 12 games and the team had five players on the injured-reserve list: Daniel Sedin, Mike Santorelli, Brad Richardson, Ryan Stanton, and Andrew Alberts.
What's worse is that captain Henrik Sedin hadn't posted a point in 11 games. And goalie Eddie Lack looked decidedly lacklustre in a 6-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on March 6.
The captain was held off the scoresheet again and the Canucks only managed 14 shots on goal, but they played well enough to win against a team with the second-worst record in the Western Conference.
Vancouver is 29-27-10, leaving it in fifth spot in the Pacific Division and 10th in the Western Conference.
Vancouver's 153 goals this year are the fourth-lowest in the NHL.