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Ducks 9, Canucks 1

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ANAHEIM, Calif.-- Wingers Corey Perry, Nick Bonino and Teemu Selanne scored two goals each and goaltender Frederik Andersen made 31 saves as the Anaheim Ducks demolished the Vancouver Canucks 9-1 on Wednesday.

Perry also added two assists for a four-point night.

The Ducks (36-8-5) got balanced scoring with wingers Andrew Cogliano and Jakob Silfverberg also potting goals in a dominating performance that kept them undefeated in regulation at home this season. They extended their record at Honda Center to 20-0-2 while setting franchise records by scoring six power-play goals and most goals scored in one game.

Up 2-0 entering the second period, the Ducks put the game away with two goals in six minutes. Perry gave the Ducks a 3-0 lead with his team-leading 26th goal of the season. Perry's bad angle shot from the goal eluded Vancouver goaltender Eddie Lack and the soft goal ended his evening when coach John Tortorella pulled him in favor of rookie Joacim Eriksson.

Eriksson could not stop the Anaheim onslaught when on a Ducks power play he was beaten by the second shot he faced. Bonino notched his 14th goal of the season at 6:00 with winger Matt Beleskey and defenseman Sami Vatanen notching assists. Silfverberg closed out the scoring in the second with his sixth goal of the season at 15:29.

The Ducks broke on top when Cogliano scored his 16th goal of the season at 4:27. Cogliano converted a feed from Silverberg after gaining possession inside the Vancouver blue line with center Saku Koivu earning the second assist.

The Ducks doubled their lead on the power play with 2:03 remaining in the opening stanza on Selanne's sixth goal on the season. He cruised in front of Lack to deflect a slap shot from Vatanen off an initial pass from defenseman Hampus Lindholm. The marker was his 681st career goal and second in his last three games.

Vancouver (24-15-9) wilted after a competitive opening 20 minutes and lost for the seventh time in eight road games in California this season. Winger Zack Kassian scored the lone Vancouver goal and Lack stopped 10 of 13 shots before being pulled.

NOTES: Vancouver did not dress G Roberto Luongo (ankle). ... Canucks G Eddie Lack made his fifth consecutive start between the pipes. Lack appeared in 10 of the last 11 games for Vancouver. ... Vancouver LW David Booth was back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch for three games. Prior to his benching, Booth had an eight-game goalless streak. He began play Wednesday with five goals in 32 games while earning $ 4.5 million this season. ... Anaheim scratched G Jonas Hiller, RW Kyle Palmieri and C Daniel Winnik. Hiller was sidelined with the flu, prompting the Ducks to recall G Frederik Andersen from AHL Norfolk. ... The Ducks play a weekend road set against Central Division heavyweights, Friday in Chicago against the Blackhawks, Saturday in St. Louis against the Blues. ... Vancouver concludes its three-game road trip Thursday in Phoenix against the Coyotes. ... Anaheim is the only team in the NHL with a winning record (15-5-1) when the opposition scores first.
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