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Canucks' Burrows and Sedins combine for 10 points

Alex Burrows and Daniel and Henrik Sedin combined for 10 points in the Vancouver Canucks' 6-2 thrashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Burrows scored two goals, Daniel Sedin had a goal and three assists, and twin brother Henrik added four assists. The Sedins' outburst came after both had gone three games without a point.

It was Vancouver's 10th straight win over Toronto, covering a span of more than eight years.

Manny Malhotra, Sami Salo and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Canucks (37-15-6), who have won six of seven.

Dion Phaneuf and Nikolai Kulemin, with 19.2 seconds left in the game, had goals for the Maple Leafs (29-24-6), who have lost six of seven.

The Canucks led 2-0 after the first period in which they outshot the Maple Leafs 11-4.

Burrows opened the scoring 7:49 in on a 2-on-1 break with Daniel Sedin against Phaneuf. Burrows gave a lead pass to Sedin, who delivered a flip pass over the Toronto captain's stick and past goalie James Reimer.

Malhotra gave the Canucks a 2-0 lead 1:27 later as he dived to tip in Max Lapierre's pass from the side boards. It was Malhotra's second goal and third point in 14 games.

Burrows put the Canucks ahead 3-0 at 3:18 of the second period when he took a pass from Henrik Sedin and wristed in a shot while left alone in the slot.

But Phaneuf got Toronto within 3-1 just under three minutes later when he one-timed Phil Kessel's cross-ice pass behind Roberto Luongo.

Moments later, Luongo made a diving blocker save on Joffrey Lupul to maintain Vancouver's two-goal advantage. Luongo finished with 24 saves.

Daniel Sedin put the Canucks ahead 4-1 midway through the second period when he scored on a pass from the corner boards by Henrik.

That chased Reimer and brought Jonas Gustavsson in the net. Reimer allowed four goals on 18 shots.

Gustavsson let in the first shot he faced when Salo one-timed Daniel Sedin's shot through a screen during a power play.

Henrik Sedin earned his fourth assist of the game at 9:09 of the third period when Jannik Hansen redirected his pass to Bieksa.

NOTES: Canucks D Keith Ballard missed his fifth straight game because of a neck injury. He is also being evaluated for a possible concussion. ... Leafs D Luke Schenn returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch Wednesday at Edmonton and assisted on Kulemin's goal. D Mike Komisarek was scratched after playing in Edmonton and Calgary. ... Injured Toronto D Carl Gunnarsson (ankle) has resumed skating on his own.