Vancouver 7, Carolina 1

VANCOUVER, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The Vancouver Canucks got goals from seven different players and scored three times on the power play Saturday night en route to a 7-1 thrashing of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Four of the Canucks' scorers were defensemen as Mattias Ohlund opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal 12:53 into the first period. Bryan Helmer gave Vancouver a 3-1 lead in the second period and Ed Jovanovski notched his 12th on the power play with 68 seconds left in the period for a four-goal cushion.


Defenseman Scott Lachance got his first goal of the season at 3:02 of the third before Trevor Letowski closed the scoring a little more than four minutes later.

The Canucks had not scored seven goals in a game since a 7-2 rout of Anaheim on Nov. 8, 2000. They were 3-for-4 on the power play and are 5-for-12 in the last three games after an 0-for-30 stretch that spanned eight games.

Vancouver had not scored three power-play goals since a 4-0 blanking of Montreal on November 30.

Dan Cloutier made 23 saves after missing two games while tending to a family medical emergency in Montreal.

Defenseman Marek Malik scored Carolina's lone goal 11:18 into the second period. The Hurricanes have lost four of their last five games following a four-game unbeaten streak.

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