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Canucks Take Down The Rangers

For the first time in a while, things are finally starting to look up for the Vancouver Canucks. It seems like ages since the Canucks have been able to string along consecutive wins and that is exactly what they did Wednesday against former bench boss Alain Vigneault and his New York Rangers who came into Rogers Arena sitting third in the Eastern Conference.

Through the first two periods the goalies were the story of the game as the game remained 0-0, but in the third we finally saw some action.

It was in the third that Daniel Sedin and defenseman Alexander Edler tooks turns setting each other up in route to a 2-1 win.

Edler one-timed a drop pass from Sedin over the glove of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist on a 5-on-3 power play 3:19 into the third period.

The Rangers ended up equalizing shortly after when defenseman Dan Boyle tied the game up at 8:54 on a penalty shot.

However just 30 seconds later Daniel Sedin would regain the lead again for the Canucks after receiving a nifty slap pass from Alex Edler to make it 2-1. The Rangers would use their coach’s challenge arguing that Jannik Hansen interfered with Lundqvist at the top of the crease.

Ryan Miller made 32 saves for the Canucks (11-11-8), who won consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 2.

Henrik Lundqvist also turned in a strong performance making 23 saves himself.

Injury note: Dan Hamhuis was struck in the face by a slap shot with seven minutes left in the game, and was reportedly taken to hospital after the game.

Up next: The Canucks face the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday afternoon

Image via: Vancouver Canucks

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