Both teams took turns surrendering leads through the first 40 minutes as the Flyers led 1-0 after one on Mark Streit's goal but then needed a Claude Giroux tally late in the second to pull even after Tom Sestito (right) and Jannik Hansen netted a pair for the Canucks. The Canucks then surrendered a late-third period lead as Brayden Schenn's goal at 19:13 with the extra attacker cancelled Daniel Sedin's go-ahead goal at 17:12. Vincent Lecavalier won it in the shootout for the Flyers.
BY THE NUMBERS
The Canucks' record against the Eastern Conference slipped to 12-4-3 ... Monday's game ended the Canucks' six-game home winning streak and it also marked the first time in the last seven at home they trailed after the opening period ... Flyer captain Claude Giroux extended his points streak to nine games with a goal and an assist (6-11-17) but his linemate, Jakub Voracek, had his streak stopped at nine ... The Canucks held a slim margin in faceoffs, 37-34, led by Ryan Kesler at 11-for-18.
BACK ON ICE
Two of the six injured Canucks - goalie Roberto Luongo (right, groin) and defenceman Alex Edler (knee) - took to the ice Monday morning while all the regulars stayed home.
Luongo was worked out by goalie coach Rollie Melanson and assistant coach Darryl Williams, with Melanson conducting the drills and Williams doing the shooting. Coach Glenn Carnegie put Edler through his paces at the other end of Rogers Arena.
The Canucks finish their brief two-game homestand Wednesday against Martin St. Louis (lower photo) and the Tampa Bay Lightning before heading to Southern California for a stern weekend test Saturday against the L.A. Kings and Sunday versus the Anaheim Ducks. The last time they did the Kings-Ducks' weekend double dip (Nov. 9-10), they lost both in regulation time and were outscored by a combined 7-2 margin.
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