Burrows, Hansen lifts Canucks over Maple Leafs

Alex Burrows scored with 1:07 left in the first period, Jannik Hansen scored with 2:06 remaining in the second, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday.

Mikhail Grabovski made it 2-1 8:14 into the third when Roberto Luongo whiffed on his 30-foot shot with his glove. But Christian Ehrhoff restored the two-goal lead with a screened point shot with five minutes left. Henrik Sedin scored into an empty net with 30.7 seconds remaining.

Luongo finished with 27 saves, including a stop on an early breakaway by Phil Kessel, as the Canucks improved to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.

Jonas Gustavsson started in place of Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who aggravated a groin injury Thursday in Calgary. Gustavsson finished with 25 saves for Toronto, which has lost eight straight to the Canucks since 2003.

A rare afternoon start in Vancouver was filled with sloppy play and early penalties. Toronto failed to convert a 5-on-3 power play that lasted 49 seconds midway through the first period. Luongo threw out his right pad to rob Kris Versteeg on a tap-in on the Maple Leafs' best chance.

Vancouver opened the scoring after Kevin Bieksa's point shot hit a defenseman in front. Burrows, parked in front, spun around and swiped the bouncing puck in before Gustavsson could dive across.

Daniel Sedin assisted on the play to extend his point streak to 10 games. He has four goals and 10 assists in the NHL's second-longest active run.

The Canucks' No. 1-ranked power play failed to capitalize on a four-minute advantage midway through the second period. Gustavsson made three big saves behind the NHL's second-worst penalty-killing unit during that chance. He didn't have any chance when a pretty passing play by Jeff Tambellini and Ryan Kesler off a 3-on-2 rush left Hansen with an empty net late in the period.

Henrik Sedin hit the post six minutes into the third after a similar play, and Grabovski closed the gap off a harmless-looking rush 2½ minutes later with a long shot that tipped in off Luongo's glove.

Ehrhoff returned to the lineup after he missed three games because of vertigo that resulted when a puck hit him in the ear. He scored with a point shot that deflected in under Gustavsson.

NOTES: Toronto C Nazim Kadri, the No. 7 pick in the 2009 draft, was a healthy scratch. He played 16 games after being called up from the AHL. ... Toronto D Mike Komisarek returned after missing four games with a hand injury. D Keith Aulie was sent back to the AHL. ... Ehrhoff's injury was first diagnosed as a concussion. ... Canucks RW Aaron Volpatti, who played at Brown University, made his NHL debut opposite fellow Ivy Leaguer LW Tanner Glass, who went to Dartmouth College.