Final

Series (Game 1 of 1)

Vancouver leads 1-0

Game 1: Monday, January 16th
Canucks4Final
Penguins2

Canucks 4

(26-15-5, 57 pts)

Penguins 2

(11-26-9, 31 pts)

7:30 PM ET, January 16, 2006

Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
VAN 1 2 14
PIT 1 1 02

B. Morrison (Canucks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. Auld (Canucks - G): Saves: 23, Save Pct.: .920

T. Bertuzzi (Canucks - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Vancouver (25-15-5) at Pittsburgh (11-25-9)

Vancouver (25-15-5) at Pittsburgh (11-25-9)

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Todd Bertuzzi has hockey fans talking more about his on-ice production and less about past off-ice legal issues.

Bertuzzi looks to lead the Vancouver Canucks to their fifth win in six games Monday when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in their lone meeting of the campaign.

Suspended late in the 2004 season for his violent attack against Colorado's Steve Moore, Bertuzzi has 15 goals and 28 assists for Vancouver and will play with the Canadian Olympic team next month.

Bertuzzi recorded his fifth career hat trick and scored his 500th career point in Saturday's 8-1 rout of his former team - the New York Islanders.

Stuck in a tightly-packed division, the Canucks share second place with Colorado, trailing Calgary by two points and leading Edmonton by two.

After scoring one goal in each of their last three games, the Penguins had their best offensive performance in more than a week. However, that effort was not enough to prevent their losing streak from reaching six straight contests.

Ryan Malone, Michele Ouellet, Josef Melichar and Colby Armstrong scored for Pittsburgh in last Sunday's 5-4 loss to Nashville.

In their most recent matchup, the Canucks posted a 4-3 win over the Penguins on December 9, 2003. Pittsburgh has not beaten Vancouver at home since the 1999-2000 season.

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