Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots to end a five-game losing streak and extend his dominance over Arizona, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 victory over the Coyotes on Wednesday night.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ryan Miller stopped 33 shots to end a five-game losing streak and extend his dominance over Arizona, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 victory over the Coyotes on Wednesday night.

Jake Virtanen scored in the first period and Jannik Hansen had his 16th of the season on a double carom off two Coyotes players in the second. Miller made some big saves in the third period and got some help from defenseman Alex Biega, who saved a goal after a shot by Kyle Chipchura trickled past his sprawled-out goalie.

Miller improved to 9-1 against Arizona, including 6-0 in Glendale.

Martin Hanzal scored a power-play goal for the Coyotes, who have lost five straight.

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The game was a big one for two teams scrapping to stay in the Western Conference playoff race. The Canucks are now tied for ninth in the conference with Minnesota with 56 points. Arizona has 54 points.

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Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, leading the New York Rangers past the host Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0. Lundqvist, who recorded his 27th win of the season, passed Martin Brodeur for most wins by a goaltender in his first 11 NHL seasons.

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