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NHL: Vancouver 3, Anaheim 2

Dec. 13, 2007 at 12:46 AM   |   Comments

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Curtis Sanford, filling in for the injured Roberto Luongo, made 33 saves Wednesday in backstopping Vancouver's 3-2 victory over Anaheim.

Luongo aggravated a rib injury during warm-ups Monday and Sanford was pressed into emergency duty. He lost that game against Los Angeles, but came through Wednesday while his teammates were building a 3-0 lead.

Mason Raymond and Daniel Sedin scored 65 seconds apart late in the first period. Jason Jaffray produced his first goal of the season 4:54 into the second.

Chris Pronger scored for Anaheim at 5:51 of the second, but Sanford was almost perfect from that point in helping the Canucks defeat the Ducks for the second time this season.

Mathieu Schneider reduced Anaheim's deficit to one with a slap shot that got past Sanford with 1:31 remaining in the game.

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