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Mikael Samuelsson Scores and Assists Against Canadiens In 600th NHL Game

Mikael Samuelsson and Henrik Sedin scored power-play goals, and Roberto Luongo made 22 saves as the Canucks lost at home in regulation for the fifth time this season (21-5-5). Vancouver’s lead atop the NHL is down to one point over Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia and five ahead of Detroit in the West.

“We knew we were going to meet a team that was on edge, and they proved it the first 10 minutes,” Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. “They threw everything they had at us. They were first on the puck. They completely controlled the game.”

Vancouver closed the shot gap with two straight chances for its No. 1-ranked power play in the first period, and Price gave the team another advantage three minutes into the second by shooting the puck over the glass.

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