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NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Phoenix



(Tuesday, January 13th)

Final Score: Vancouver 4, Phoenix 1

Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Markus Naslund finished with two goals and an assist to lead Vancouver to a 4-1 win over Phoenix at Glendale Arena.

Dan Cloutier made 19 saves for the Canucks, who scored on two of their initial five shots to extend their franchise-record road winning streak to eight games and stay unbeaten in their last eight against Phoenix (6-0-2).

Ed Jovanovski and Daniel Sedin also scored for Vancouver, which is unbeaten in its last four overall (3-0-1).

Brian Savage scored for the Coyotes, who were unbeaten in their previous six (5-0-1). Brian Boucher, who had his NHL-record, five-game shutout streak snapped Sunday in a 1-1 tie with Atlanta, stopped 16 shots.

Naslund and Jovanovski both scored in the first period to give Vancouver a 2-0 lead.

Naslund opened the scoring on a rebound at 6:42 of the first period. He slapped a puck, which had deflected off Boucher's pads, out of the air into the net.

Jovanovski delivered a power-play tally 3:12 later. His point shot from the top of the zone near the blue line deflected off a Phoenix defender into the top right hand corner of the net.

After a scoreless second period, Sedin scored on the power play 1:34 into the third to put the Canucks ahead 3-0. His sixth goal of the season came on a wrist shot from the right circle.

Savage's goal, 4:10 into the third, on the power play got Phoenix within 3-1.

But Naslund, who leads the league with 52 points, added an empty-net goal with 35 seconds to play for Vancouver.

Game Notes

Before the game the Canucks recalled right wing Tyler Bouck from Manitoba of the American Hockey League...Phoenix forward Ladislav Nagy left midway through the second period with an eye injury...Boucher had his 10-game unbeaten steak snapped (6-0-4)...Todd Bertuzzi and Brendan Morrison each posted two assists for Vancouver.

01/13 23:53:28 ET


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