Wellwood, Luongo leading the way for Canucks

Phoenix (5-5-0) at Vancouver (7-6-0) 10:00 p.m. EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) — Kyle Wellwood and
Roberto Luongo have helped the Vancouver Canucks end a dismal

The Canucks look to continue their recent strong play on
Thursday, when they host the Phoenix Coyotes.

After opening the season with a pair of wins over the Calgary
Flames, Vancouver dropped four of its next five games to erase
any momentum it built. But Wellwood and Luongo have powered the
Canucks to four wins in their last six games.

Wellwood has scored five of his six goals in the last six
contests and tallied twice during Vancouver’s 4-0 victory over
the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

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Luongo stopped all 24 shots he faced against the Predators to
register his third shutout of the season and 41st career. The
Canucks’ captain has two shutouts in four games, posting a 3-1-0
record and 2.22 goals-against average over that span.

Shane Doan helped the Coyotes snap a three-game road losing
streak by scoring a goal and setting up another during a 4-2
victory over the Flames on Tuesday.

Doan, Phoenix’s captain who leads the team with seven goals and
12 points, has three tallies and five assists during his current
four-game points streak.