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NHL: Vancouver 3, N.Y. Rangers 0

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Roberto Luongo recorded his sixth shutout of the season Thursday, making 28 saves while leading Vancouver past the New York Rangers 3-0.

Ryan Kesler, Jason Jaffray and Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks, winners of three out of four.

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Luongo has 38 career shutouts.

Kesler broke a scoreless tie 1:51 into the second period by surprising Stephen Valiquette with a sharp-angled shot that glanced off the goaltender's right skate.

New York missed out on three power-play chances in the second period and Vancouver put the game away in the third when Sedin fired a wrist shot past Valiquette with 3:04 to play. Jaffray tipped in a shot on the power play 34 seconds later.

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