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Eddie Lack posts 1st NHL shutout in Canucks' 2-0 win over Hurricanes

  • Vancouver Canucks' goalie Eddie Lack, left, of Sweden, stops Carolina Hurricanes' Patrick Dwyer during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' goalie Eddie Lack, left, of Sweden, stops Carolina Hurricanes' Patrick Dwyer during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, makes a save against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, makes a save against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal, left, and Vancouver Canucks' Jeremy Welsh collide during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Carolina Hurricanes' Eric Staal, left, and Vancouver Canucks' Jeremy Welsh collide during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

Eddie Lack made 31 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Monday night.

With No. 1 goalie Roberto Luongo getting the night off, the rookie earned his fourth win of the season in his first appearance at Rogers Arena.

Christopher Tanev and Jannik Hanzen, into an empty net, scored for Vancouver (18-10-5). Chris Higgins had two assists.

Justin Peters made 24 saves for Carolina (13-13-5), which had a three-game winning streak snapped.

After Tanev gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead in the first period, Lack was steady the rest of the way as Vancouver kept Carolina to the outside most of the game.