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Sinking Canucks host Calgary Flames on Hockey Night in Canada (VIDEO)

The Vancouver Canucks host the Calgary Flames on Saturday night – a nationally televised game on Hockey Night in Canada, just like the one that began with a full-on brawl in January and led to head coach John Tortorella's suspension.

The Canucks are looking to halt a three-game losing skid, and are 1-8-1 in their last 10. The Canucks also dropped a 6-1 decision to the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.

"Our effort, our execution just wasn't good enough," said Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa, after the game in Dallas. "We were flat out outplayed in the first 30 minutes of the game, and (were) the second best team on the ice.

"It's very disappointing right now... If this isn't rock bottom, I don't know what is."

When asked how the Canucks can get out of rock bottom, Bieksa responded, "You just win a game."

Vancouver is currently four points back of the Stars for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.

The Calgary Flames come into Rogers Arena tonight on a two-game winning streak, including a 4-3 win over the visiting New York Islander on Friday.

Calgary scored three unanswered third-period goals in the win, two from Joe Colborne and one from rookie Sean Monahan.

VIDEO: Kevin Bieksa on loss in Dallas

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