NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kelly Kisio scored twice during a five-goal first period as the New York Rangers routed the Vancouver Canucks 8-1 with a season-high 51-shot barrage.The Rangers improved their first-place lead over Pittsburgh to six points in the Patrick Division.

John Vanbiesbrouck stopped 27 shots en route to his 13th victory of the year.

The win was the Rangers' ninth in their last 10 games against the Canucks at Madison Square Garden.

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