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Canucks Rout Red Wings to Extend Streak to Eight

From Associated Press

Dan Cloutier made 22 saves and Vancouver’s top trio of Todd Bertuzzi, Markus Naslund and Brendan Morrison scored in a 5-1 victory over Detroit at Vancouver, extending the Canucks’ unbeaten streak to eight games.

Bertuzzi ended a 10-game scoring drought, Naslund had a goal and two assists, and Morrison scored to extend his point streak to eight games as the first-line grouping combined for six points.

“We had a little bit of a slow start, but we’re picking it up,” said Naslund, who has picked up 10 of his team-best 13 points in the last five games. “Our puck movement tonight might have been the best I’ve seen all year, and it’s good to see that against a good team like Detroit.”

New York Islanders 6, Ottawa 3 -- Jason Wiemer scored from center ice in the Islanders’ three-goal second period, and they beat the Senators at home for the first time in nearly eight years.

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Mariusz Czerkawski and Oleg Kvasha also scored in the second, and Trent Hunter, Alexei Yashin and Shawn Bates added goals for the Islanders, who hadn’t defeated the Senators at Nassau Coliseum since Jan. 6, 1996.


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