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Sedin brothers lead Canucks past Blue Jackets

Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Henrik Sedin scored a pair of goals and Daniel Sedin added a goal and two assists as the Vancouver Canucks cruised to a 6-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.

Zack Kassian, Alexander Edler and Jeremy Welsh added goals for the Canucks, who snapped a five-game skid. Roberto Luongo made 14 saves in the win.

"We needed to get the puck to the net and keep shooting and we did that. We played well, we hadn't scored a lot, so it feels good," said Kassian.

Matt Calvert and Artem Anisimov both scored for the Blue Jackets, losers in five of their last seven games. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed all six goals on 35 shots in the setback.

"It happened fast. We had a couple opportunities to take the lead, but they do a great job pressuring you. They were able to finish with a few quick goals. Obviously against a good team it is tough to recover from," said Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards.

Calvert opened up the scoring 2:47 into the game with his first goal of the season. Calvert took a pass from Michael Chaput at the blue line, bounced off a Vancouver defender and raced for the net. He faked a pass, pulled the puck back and danced around Luongo before depositing the disc in the back of the net.

Vancouver, though, scored five straight goals to run away with the win.

Daniel Sedin got the Canucks on the board with his goal with 16 seconds left in the first quarter. Sedin recovered the puck behind the Blue Jackets' net and skated out to the right circle before firing a wrister past Bobrovsky.

Kassian, Henrik Sedin and Edler each scored within nearly a two-minute span in the middle session.

First, Kassian ripped a wrister that Bobrovsky initially knocked down, but the puck trickled across the goal line for a 2-1 lead with just over 12 minutes played in the second. Henrik Sedin then cleaned up a rebound from a Daniel Sedin shot to make it 3-1 at the 13:59 mark.

Edler capped the big period with his slapshot from the blue line 16 seconds later for a three-goal cushion.

Henrik Sedin lit the lamp once again 9:05 into the third period. Daniel Sedin fired a shot from just inside the blue line and Henrik Sedin was there to redirect the puck off Bobrovsky's glove and into the back of the net for a 5-1 advantage.

Anisimov scored with 3:02 remaining and Welsh netted his first career goal with 29 seconds left for the final margin.

"The goal feels good, been a while coming," Welsh said.

Game Notes

The Canucks killed off five Columbus power plays, but went 0-for-4 on their own power play chances ... Ryan Stanton had three assists ... Welsh appeared in 21 career games before recording his first goal. He now has two career points.

11/23 01:55:59 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
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y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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