Posted December 29, 2011 on AP on Fox
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The Vancouver Canucks are quickly re-establishing themselves as one of the top teams in the NHL. Vancouver seeks its league high-tying 50th point when it visits the last-place Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. The Canucks (23-12-2) have come on after a slow start to overtake slumping Minnesota atop the Northwest Division, going 14-3-1 since Nov. 20. Andrew Ebbett redirected Kevin Bieksa's shot into the net in overtime to give Vancouver a 3-2 win over San Jose on Wednesday. Ebbett was again the hero after recording his first career two-goal game in Monday's 5-3 victory over Edmonton. "I wasn't sure I would get a shift in overtime, but I did and I wanted to make it count,'' Ebbett said. "I knew I was one-on-one so I tried to get my body positioned, and showed Kevin my stick. He shot it right off my stick.'' Vancouver led 2-0 after goals from Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler, but let the lead get away. Roberto Luongo made 33 saves to improve to 9-1...
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