04/16/2015 00:35 EDT | Updated 06/15/2015 01:12 EDT

Kris Russell scores late to lead Flames over Canucks 2-1 in Game 1

VANCOUVER - Defenceman Kris Russell scored with 30 seconds left in the third period to lift the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday.David Jones also scored for the Flames, tying the game 1-1 at 7:59 of the third period.Bo Horvat opening the scoring for Vancouver, finding the back of the net 12:08 into the second period. Jannik Hansen and Alexander Edler grabbed assists on the play.Vancouver hosts Game 2 on Friday.