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Bruins add to Canucks woes with 3-1 win

Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 4: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal with Matt Bartkowski #43 in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks at TD Garden on February 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jim Rogash

Things aren’t getting any easier for the Vancouver Canucks.

The Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins 3-1 at TD Garden, good for their fifth straight loss.

Milan Lucic and Jarome Iginla each had a goal and an assist and Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots. Raphael Diaz scored his first goal as a Canuck and Roberto Luongo made 29 saves.

If there’s a positive to be taken out of this game for Vancouver it’s that they played with a less-than healthy roster and hung in tough with the Bruins. Henrik Sedin was playing in obvious pain, Ryan Kesler was laying out to block shots with seconds left to play, and they had a few too many guys who have been in Utica recently to try and keep up with Boston.

While they had all that going on, Luongo took the loss on his shoulders.

Vancouver’s five-game road trip marches on to Montreal on Thursday and Toronto on Saturday.

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