ANAHEIM, Calif. – Sami Salo scored his second goal of the game with 7:48 left to help the Vancouver Canucks hand the Anaheim Mighty Ducks’ their record-tying eighth straight loss, 3-2.

Salo blasted a 50-foot slap shot from the point that deflected past goalie Ilja Bryzgalov, and the Canucks held on to finish a three-game trip with a 2-1 record.

Rob Niedermayer’s power-play goal 47 seconds into the third period tied the game for Anaheim, which also lost eight games in a row in October 1996.

Vancouver’s Trevor Linden scored on a penalty shot with a second left in the second period. Linden, hooked by defenseman Keith Carney on a breakaway, beat Bryzgalov with a backhand shot.

Salo opened the scoring on a power play with 4:55 left in the first period, and Andy McDonald tied it on a power play midway through the second.

Notes: Anaheim general manager Brain Burke was Vancouver’s GM from 1998-04. … Anaheim winger Teemu Selanne played his 900th NHL game, the 415th with the Ducks. …. Anaheim first-year coach Randy Carlyle coached the Canucks’ AHL affiliate in Winnipeg last season. … Ducks winger Kip Brennan returned to the lineup after missing seven games with a shoulder strain.

AP-ES-11-20-05 1909EST


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