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Canucks rout Bruins 6-2 for 7th-straight win

VANCOUVER -- Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist and Roberto Luongo made 39 saves as the Vancouver Canucks routed the Boston Bruins 6-2 on Saturday for their seventh straight victory.

Jannik Hansen, David Booth, Chris Higgins, Yannik Weber and Christopher Tanev also scored for Vancouver, which finished its five-game homestand with a perfect record and is 8-1-1 in its past 10.

The game marked the Bruins' first visit to Vancouver's Rogers Arena since their victory over the Canucks in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup final.

Reilly Smith had both goals for Boston, which had its four-game winning streak ended.

Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 23 shots for the Bruins.

Kings 5, Senators 2 Anze Kopitar scored twice to lead Los Angeles to its sixth straight victory.

Jeff Carter, Dwight King and Jarret Stoll also scored to help the Kings improve to 22-7-4. Rookie Martin Jones extended his winning streak to five games, stopping 37 shots.

Joe Corvo and Erik Karlsson scored for the Senators.

Craig Anderson was pulled after allowing two goals on four shots in 4:18. Robin Lehner finished the game, allowing three goals on 22 shots.

Penguins 4, Red Wings 1 Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists before hurting his left leg early in the third period of Pittsburgh's win over Detroit.

NHL scoring leader Sidney Crosby also scored two goals to help the Penguins win.

Malkin got tangled up with Detroit's Luke Glendening, lost his balance and his left skate took the brunt of collision with the boards behind Pittsburgh's net. The Russian forward slowly got up and kept his left skate in the air as he was helped off the ice.

Malkin moved past the 600-point mark for his career and ranks among NHL leaders with 41 points this season.

Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland put himself in danger of being suspended by the NHL for an illegal hit to the head. Engelland landed his right shoulder high on Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader late in the first period and was ejected with a match penalty. Abdelkader struggled to get up, had to be helped off the ice and didn't return.

Other games on Saturday:

Maple Leafs 7, Blackhawks 3

Canadiens 1, Islanders 0, OT

Devils 3, Lightning 0

Stars 6, Jets 4

Wild 2, Avalanche 1, SO

Hurricanes 3, Coyotes 1

Predators 3, Sharks 2

Flames 2, Sabres 1, OT

Blues 4, Blue Jackets 3, OT

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Left to right, Mike Santorelli #25, Chris Tanev #8, Dan Hamhuis #2, and Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate after Chris Higgins scored the team's third goal against the Boston Bruins while a dejected Jarome Iginla #12 skates away during an NHL game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Saturday, Dec. 14. (AFP)

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