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Matthias gets first career hat trick as Canucks down Bruins 5-2

  • Vancouver Canucks' Shawn Matthias, right, celebrates his third goal of the night against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, of Finland, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Shawn Matthias, right, celebrates his third goal of the night against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, of Finland, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Shawn Matthias, right, celebrates his third goal of the night against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, of Finland, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Shawn Matthias, right, celebrates his third goal of the night against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, of Finland, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Shawn Matthias (27) scores his second goal against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, (40) of Finland, as Boston's Dougie Hamilton (27), Dennis Seidenberg (44), of Germany, and Canucks' Derek Dorsett watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Shawn Matthias (27) scores his second goal against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, (40) of Finland, as Boston's Dougie Hamilton (27), Dennis Seidenberg (44), of Germany, and Canucks' Derek Dorsett watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

Shawn Matthias scored the first hat trick of his career Friday night as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Boston Bruins 5-2.

Radim Vrbata and Jannik Hansen, into an empty net, had the other goals for Vancouver, while Zack Kassian added two assists. Ryan Miller made 21 saves to get the win in his 600th NHL game.

Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly replied for Boston, which got 20 saves from Tuukka Rask.

Matthias scored twice in the first period and once in the third.