Series (Game 1 of 1)

New York leads 1-0

Game 1: Monday, February 2nd

Canucks 3

(30-15-2, 69 pts)

Rangers 4

(20-23-4, 51 pts)

7:00 PM ET, February 2, 2004

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

1 2 3 T
VAN 1 0 23
NYR 1 2 14

Top Skaters

Vancouver: T. Bertuzzi - 1 G, 1 A, 4 SOG, +1

NY Rangers: B. Holik - 2 G, 3 SOG, +2

Vancouver (30-14-7-2) at NY Rangers (19-23-7-4) 7:00 pm EST

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The Vancouver Canucks try to extend their winning streak to a season-high six games on Monday when they continue a five-game road trip against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

The Canucks have won five consecutive games after losing three in a row for just the second time this season. They have not won six consecutive games since a 10-game run from November 9-30, 2002.

Vancouver improved to 2-0-0 on its longest road trip of the season with a 6-1 rout of the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

Markus Naslund, Trevor Linden and defenseman Sami Salo each had a goal and an assist for the Canucks, who scored four consecutive power-play goals to end the game.

Defensemen Brent Sopel and Marek Malik had two assists as Vancouver went 4-for-7 with the man advantage and has 10 power-play goals during its winning streak.

The Canucks overcame the loss of left wing Magnus Arvedson, who left late in he first period with a knee injury and did not return.

New York was swept in a home-and-home series with the Buffalo Sabres after losing Saturday's finale on the road, 3-1.

Joel Bouchard scored the lone goal for the slumping Rangers, who have lost three in a row and seven of their last eight.

New York went scoreless in five power-play chances and is 0-for-16 with the man advantage in the last five games.

The Rangers have just one win in their last 10 games (1-7-2) and are trying to avoid losing a season-high four straight games for the second time this season.

Vancouver has won the last five meetings with New York since an 8-4 loss here on February 4, 1999.