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Canucks overpower the Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sami Salo scored his second goal of the game with 7:48 left to help the Vancouver Canucks hand the Anaheim Mighty Ducks' their record-tying eighth straight loss, 3-2 on Sunday.

Salo blasted a 50-foot slap shot from the point that deflected past goalie Ilja Bryzgalov, and the Canucks held on to finish a three-game trip with a 2-1 record.

Rob Niedermayer's power-play goal 47 seconds into the third period tied the game for Anaheim, which also lost eight games in a row in October 1996.

Vancouver's Trevor Linden scored on a penalty shot with a second left in the second period. Linden, hooked by defenseman Keith Carney on a breakaway, beat Bryzgalov with a backhand shot.

Salo opened the scoring on a power play with 4:55 left in the first period, and Andy McDonald tied it on a power play midway through the second.

COYOTES 5, BLUE JACKETS 1: At Glendale, Ariz., Ladislav Nagy had a goal and two assists, and David LeNeveu made 23 saves to help Phoenix extend Columbus' losing streak to five.

LIGHTNING 5, HURRICANES 2: At Raleigh, N.C., Fredrik Modin had a goal and two assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards each added a goal and an assist for the Lightning, who have won three of their past four games. Vaclav Prospal also had an assist, pushing his points streak to 13 games.

RANGERS 3, BRUINS 2: At New York, Jaromir Jagr snapped a third-period tie with his 19th goal, and the New York Rangers beat Boston, sending the Bruins to their sixth straight loss.

It is the first time the Bruins (7-10-5) have dropped six in a row since Feb. 11-23, 1997.