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Canucks host Senators under the roof at BC Place

Cody Ceci’s second-period goal stood up as the winner as Ottawa downed Vancouver 4-2 before a disappointed crowd of more than 50,000 people Sunday in the NHL Heritage Classic

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Youth hockey players prepare to skate on a miniature rink before the Heritage Classic hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators at BC Place.

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Fans celebrate a goal by Vancouver Canucks' Zack Kassian against the Ottawa Senators during first period NHL action at the Heritage Classic at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday March 2, 2014.

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Vancouver Canucks' goalie Eddie Lack, left, of Sweden, and Ottawa Senators' goalie Craig Anderson lead their teammates onto the ice to play the Heritage Classic NHL game at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday March 2, 2014.

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Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan sings "O Canada" before the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators play the Heritage Classic NHL game at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday March 2, 2014.

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Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin (22) chases the puck into the corner against Ottawa Senators left wing Colin Greening (14) during the first period in the Heritage Classic hockey game at BC Place.

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Ottawa Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur (16) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period in the Heritage Classic hockey game at BC Place.

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Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack (middle) makes a save against Ottawa Senators left wing Mike Hoffman (68) during the first period in the Heritage Classic hockey game at BC Place.

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Vancouver Canucks player Zack Kassian (9) reacts after scoring a goal past Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) in the Heritage Classic hockey game during the first period at BC Place.

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Ottawa Senators defenseman Chris Phillips (4) tries to clear Vancouver Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen (36) from in front of Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during first period of the Heritage Classic game at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler (17) and Ottawa Senators left wing Colin Greening (14) fight for control of the pucks during the first period of the Heritage Classic game at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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Vancouver Canucks' goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, watches as the ice is cleaned during a stoppage while playing the Ottawa Senators during first period NHL action at the Heritage Classic at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday March 2, 2014.

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Ottawa Senators' Clarke MacArthur, left, scores against Vancouver Canucks' goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, as Senators' Kyle Turris, right, watches during first period NHL action at the Heritage Classic at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday March 2, 2014.

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Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin (22) is boarded by Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot (3) during the second period in the Heritage Classic game at BC Place.

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Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin (22) lays on the ice after being boarded by Ottawa Senators defencemen Marc Methot (3) during the second period in the Heritage Classic game at BC Place.

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Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin (22) lays on the ice after being boarded by Ottawa Senators defencemen Marc Methot (not pictured) during the second period in the Heritage Classic hockey game at BC Place.

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Ottawa Senators' Cody Ceci, right, scores a goal against Vancouver Canucks' goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, during second period NHL action at the Heritage Classic at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday March 2, 2014.

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Ottawa Senators player Cody Ceci (5) celebrates a goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack in the second period of the Heritage Classic game during the second period at BC Place.

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Ottawa Senators players Eric Gryba (62) , Craig Anderson (41) and Patrick Wiercioch (46) defend the net against Vancouver Canucks players Raphael Diaz (24) and Tom Sestito (29) during the second period in the Heritage Classic game at BC Place.

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Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Stanton, left, is struck in the face by teammate Kevin Bieksa's stick as he tries to corral the puck during second period NHL action against the Ottawa Senators at the Heritage Classic at B.C. Place stadium in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday March 2, 2014.

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Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler (17) tries to clear Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) from in front of Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack (31) during the second period of the Heritage Classic game at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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Ottawa Senators defenceman Cody Ceci (5) tries to clear the puck from in front of Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) as Vancouver Canucks centre Henrik Sedin (33) looks on during the third period of the Heritage Classic hockey game at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) tries to hit the puck past Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the third period of the Heritage Classic game at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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The Vancouver Canucks congratulate the Ottawa Senators on their win following the third period of the Heritage Classic game at BC Place in Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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