Canucks’ Dorsett suffers upper body injury in loss to the Ducks

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Matt Beleskey’s first period goal was all Anaheim needed Tuesday as the Ducks blanked the Vancouver Canucks 4-0.

Kyle Palmieri, Rickard Rakell and Patrick Maroon also found the back of the net while Frederik Andersen made 17 saves for the shutout.

The win was the Ducks’ seventh in a row. Anaheim has now won eight of nine.

The Vancouver Canucks have now been shutout in back-to-back home games and have not scored on home ice since the first period of their 3-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Jan. 8.

Vancouver lost forward Derek Dorsett to an upper body injury early in the second period.

Dorsett was the recipient of a questionable hit from Ducks forward Ryan Kesler.

There was no penalty on the play.

Post-game Canucks coach Willie Desjardins called the hit high, but had no further update on Dorsett.

Ryan Miller made 20 saves in the loss.