Ryan Miller (ice hockey)

Ducks clinch playoffs and cruise past Canucks, 4-1

Ducks clinch playoffs and cruise past Canucks, 4-1

Corey Perry and Patrick Eaves scored 74 seconds apart early in the first period, and the Ducks cruised past the Vancouver Canucks, 4-1, on Tuesday night to extend their season-high winning streak to five games.

Nick Ritchie, with a goal and an assist, and Brandon Montour also scored for Anaheim, which clinched a playoff spot earlier in the night when the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-1.

Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves and Antoine Vermette added two assists as the Pacific Division leaders improved to 9-1-1 over their last 11 games. Bernier is 9-0-1 over his last 10 starts, including eight wins in a row.

Highly touted rookie forward Brock Boeser scored...

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