Through five games of its series with the Flames, the Canucks never scored more than two goals in a single period.
On Saturday night, they picked a good time to do it.
Vancouver scored three times in just over seven minutes in the first period of Game 6, jumping out to a crucial lead as it tries to fight off elimination for a second straight game.
Brandon McMillan scored his first as a Canuck — in just his second playoff game with the team — at the 2:36 mark, then Jannik Hansen scored shorthanded just over five minutes later to make it 2-0.
Then, the trio that often carried Vancouver this season — Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin and Radim Vrbata — connected in style, with Vrbata netting his second goal of the series to put the Canucks up by three.
Calgary was able to claw one back with just under three minutes in the period, as Michael Ferland scored following a 2-on-1 with Matt Stajan.