VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Brock Boeser had two goals and an assist to help the Vancouver Canucks beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Thursday night.

''Definitely I've had some success against him. I can't tell you what it is, just shooting the puck and it's going in the net right now. So it's good,'' said the right-winger, who now has nine points (six goals, three assists) this season.

It was the third time in four nights that the Canucks (5-5-0) beat the Sens (1-6-1), completing a sweep of the three-game series.

''It was a great win. It's not easy to beat a team after you've beaten them twice. Their team was extremely hungry tonight,'' said Canucks coach Travis Green.

Elias Pettersson scored and had an assist for Vancouver, while Tanner Pearson tallied a goal and Quinn Hughes chalked up two assists.

Ottawa's lone goal came from Thomas Chabot, an unassisted goal 14:15 into the second period.

For the third game in a row, the Senators outshot the Canucks, this time by a margin of 36-to-25. Vancouver netminder Braden Holtby weathered the onslaught, making 35 saves.

At the other end of the ice, Matt Murray stopped 21-of-25 shots as Ottawa dropped its seventh game in a row.

Despite the final result, Senators coach D.J. Smith liked much of what he saw Thursday.

''We played the right way. I thought we played winning hockey,'' he said. ''We didn't win tonight but that's our best effort of the three games for sure. ... If we play that hard every night we're going to start to win games.''

NOTES: Tkachuk left the ice in a rage in the final minute after dropping the gloves with Vancouver's Zack MacEwen. Both were given five-minute major penalties for fighting. Tkachuk continued having words with the Canucks bench as he headed for the dressing room, smacking the wall on his way down the tunnel. ... Adam Gaudette replaced Jake Virtanen in the Canucks lineup. Virtanen was a healthy scratch. . Ottawa defenseman Josh Brown played his 100th regular-season game.


Senators: At Oilers on Sunday.

Canucks: At Jets on Saturday.

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