Another hatty for Burrows

HOSEA CHEUNG, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:11 AM ET

How do you stop these Canucks? You simply can't.

Thanks to Alex Burrow's second hat trick in as many games and Roberto Luongo's 50th career shutout, Vancouver trounced the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 Thursday at GM Place, giving them their first four-game winning streak of the season.

Burrows' three goals gives him seven in the last three games, while Henrik Sedin extended his point streak to eight games with an assist on all three tallies. Hank's helpers now puts him in the sole lead for the NHL scoring title, up three points on Joe Thornton.

Mikael Samuelsson also extended his streak to six games, scoring his 100th career goal with four seconds left in the second to make it 2-0.

"He's on fire right now," said Luongo about Burrows. "It's pretty to watch out there so hopefully they keep it going, they've been playing well all year."

When talking about his 31-save shutout, Luongo said, "It's halfway to Marty's right? So I got a little bit of work to do. It's nothing compared to the 100 and whatever he's got, so once I get there, maybe we'll talk about it more."

Bloodshed began on Vancouver's blueline in the first when Aaron Rome landed face-first onto the ice after being hit by Taylor Pyatt. Rome was bleeding profusely and had to be helped off the ice. He did not return.

The Canucks lost another defenceman in the second when Sami Salo took a high stick to the face, and was cut. However, he came back in the third.

Three players played their 300th career game, as Steve Bernier, Kyle Wellwood, and Phoenix's Petr Prucha all reached an impressive milestone.

UP NEXT: A Northwest division leader spot could be up for grabs Saturday when the Calgary Flames come to town for the first time this season.


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