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Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver Canucks by Winnipeg Jets 5-2

  • Vancouver Canucks' Radim Vrbata (17) shoots against Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson (34) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Vancouver Canucks' Radim Vrbata (17) shoots against Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson (34) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Yannick Weber (6) celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Alexander Edler (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Vancouver Canucks' Yannick Weber (6) celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Alexander Edler (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks defenseman Yannick Weber's shot goes past Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Vancouver Canucks defenseman Yannick Weber's shot goes past Winnipeg Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

Radim Vrbata had two goals and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Henrik Sedin had an empty-net goal and two assists for the Canucks, who have won three in a row. Chris Higgins and Yannick Weber also scored, and Eddie Lack had 26 saves.

Vancouver (43-26-4), which also got two assists from Daniel Sedin, is second in the Pacific Division, four points up on Calgary.

Winnipeg had won five in a row. Jiri Tlusty and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets, and Michael Hutchinson stopped 25 shots.

The Jets (38-24-12) are in control of the second wild card in the Western Conference. They are three points back of Minnesota and two ahead of the Los Angeles Kings, who have a game in hand.