Miikka Kiprusoff will return to the net on Monday night with a little extra motivation as the Calgary Flames try for the fifth time this season to defeat the Vancouver Canucks.

The Flames are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games, with the lone loss coming in Vancouver last week.

Kiprusoff was pulled against the Canucks after allowing five goals on 20 shots. It was just the fourth time this season in 38 starts the Finnish netminder didn't complete a game.

Calgary coach Mike Keenan felt his squad outplayed their Northwest Division rivals.

"We gave up 20 shots. That's a pretty good road game," said Keenan. "Everybody knows that Kipper didn't have his best night. What are you going to do?"

Both clubs are coming off weekend wins over Anaheim.

Calgary (18-14-7) stormed back from a 3-1 deficit at home on Saturday, scoring four unanswered goals for the win.

Captain Jarome Iginla, Craig Conroy and Kristian Huselius were responsible for the comeback, combining for nine points in the game.

Iginla scored the eventual winner on the power play with 3:26 left in the third period, with Huselius adding insurance.

Kiprusoff stopped 29 shots.

The Flames now turn their attention to the team that has beaten them all four times this season.

After starting the season poorly at GM Place, Vancouver's home record is 10-0-2 sinceNov. 1, when they lost to Nashville.

Daniel Sedin and Matt Cooke staked the Canucks to a lead over the Ducks on Sunday, with Roberto Luongo holding the fort in a third period in which Anaheim held an 11-3 shot advantage.

Luongo stopped 21 of 22 shots and Henrik Sedin added a pair of assists in the 2-1 result.

Vancouver (22-13-4) are now in third place in the Western Conference, and fourth overall in the NHL.

"Other people may not pay much attention to us, but that's OK," Trevor Linden told the Vancouver Province newspaper. We're not the flashiest team but we understand what makes us tick and it starts with Roberto."

While the Canucks often don't put up big offensive numbers, they've outscored the Flames 16-9 in the four previous meetings. Markus Naslund and the Sedin twins have combined for 19 points against the Flames.

Calgary will return to action on Wednesday at home against the New York Rangers while Vancouver hosts the Rangers the following night.

Vancouver defenceman Matthias Ohlund didn't accompany his teammates to Calgary and on Monday will miss his fourth consecutive game due to a neck injury.