NHL: Vancouver, 6, Ottawa 2

OTTAWA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Ryan Kesler had two of Vancouver's five consecutive goals Thursday and the Canucks poured it on in the third period to defeat Ottawa 6-2.

Kesler broke a 1-1 tie with the only goal of the second period, scoring on a wraparound shot with 8:40 to go in the frame.


Vancouver then scored four goals in a row in the third, including a backhander from Kesler 1:11 into the period that gave the Canucks a 4-1 lead.

Alex Burrows, Tanner Glass and Mario Bliznak each scored their first goal of the season for Vancouver during the third period. It was the first goal of Bliznak's career.

Vancouver won for the seventh time in eight games and Coach Alain Vigneault captured his 300th NHL victory.

Roberto Luongo picked up the win by stopping 33-of-35 shots.

Pascal Leclaire allowed all six goals on 33 shots in taking the loss, one that ended Ottawa's four-game winning streak.

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