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NHL: Phoenix 2, Vancouver 0

March 14, 2008 at 1:07 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 14 (UPI) -- Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 24 shots Thursday and picked up his third shutout of the season to give Phoenix a 2-0 blanking of Vancouver.

Vancouver is in eighth place in the Western Conference, but the Canucks are only four points behind Colorado, which sits atop the Northeast Division with 84 points.

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After a scoreless first period, Niko Kapanen gave Phoenix the lead midway through the second with a power-play goal. Daniel Winnik added insurance 7:32 deep in the third.

Roberto Luongo stopped 41 shots for the Canucks.

Phoenix won its second straight after losing two in a row. This was the third meeting between the Coyotes and Canucks this season and it was the first time the home team won.

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