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November 29, 2013 | 11:29am ET
Canucks after second-line scorer

The Vancouver Canucks would like to add some extra firepower to their roster and are shopping around for an offensive-minded winger for their second line.

The Canucks currently rank 18th in the NHL in goals-per-game, scoring an average of 2.63 goals each match.

Numerous reports this week linked the Canucks to Washington Capitals forward Martin Erat, who requested a trade out of town, but discussions didn't get anywhere.

According to the Vancouver Sun, the Canucks wanted to send David Booth to Washington, but the Capitals were not interested.

The Canucks beat the Senators 5-2 on Thursday night, with five separate players scoring for them.

"There's just a lot of good energy," Canucks defenseman Jason Garrison, who scored last night, told the Sun. "When you see that (scoring) from other guys, it's such a team thing and everyone just feeds off one another. It's definitely nice to find the back of the net. But, first and foremost, we need wins. Obviously, they kind of come hand in hand."

Canucks GM Mike Gillis is hoping to help his team collect more victories by acquiring some outside help, and his search could escalate in the coming days.

Several teams are shopping players, including the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes.

The Canucks do not have much salary cap space, though, and will likely need a team to take on some salary or take a player back, depending on the player the Canucks try to acquire.

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