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Frederick Anderson makes 17 saves in 3rd career shutout as Ducks blank Canucks 4-0

  • Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, of Denmark, watches as a Vancouver Canucks shot goes wide of the net during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, of Denmark, watches as a Vancouver Canucks shot goes wide of the net during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, left, of Denmark, is congratulated by Ryan Kesler after earning a shutout during the team's 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, left, of Denmark, is congratulated by Ryan Kesler after earning a shutout during the team's 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks' Tim Jackman; Rickard Rakell, of Sweden; and Andrew Cogliano, from left, celebrate Rakell's goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Anaheim Ducks' Tim Jackman; Rickard Rakell, of Sweden; and Andrew Cogliano, from left, celebrate Rakell's goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

Frederick Andersen had to make only 17 saves for the third shutout of his career as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 Tuesday night.

Matt Beleskey, Kyle Palmieri, Rickard Rackell and Patrick Maroon scored for Anaheim (32-10-6), which sits atop the NHL's overall standings and has won six straight and eight of its last nine.

Ryan Miller stopped 20 shots for Vancouver.

With his team up 2-0 after 40 minutes, Rackell put things out of reach at 9:20 of the third period, firing a shot from just inside the Vancouver blue line that deflected off the stick of Canucks defenseman Frank Corrado and in off the crossbar for his fourth of the season.