A night of celebrating Pavel Bure's jersey retirement was further enhanced Saturday by the Vancouver Canucks' play on the ice.

The Canucks, who seemed powered by Russian Rocket fuel, dominated the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Maple Leafs from start to finish and wound up thumping the Buds 4-0 in a game that was played with post-season intensity.

It was the Canucks' 11th straight victory over Toronto dating back Nov. 24, 2003, a streak that is a decade long. It also improved their record to 10-5-1 as they prepare to head out Monday on a daunting four-game road trip to Phoenix, San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim, four Pacific Division teams who are almost unbeatable on home ice.

“It was a very nice ceremony for Pavel and the building was buzzing so that really helped us,” said Canuck captain Henrik Sedin. “It was fun to be part of. I've been part of two others (Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund) where you sit there for a long period of time which can be tough.”

The Canucks came out storming after the Bure festivites and had an 11-0 shots-on-goal advantage before the game was eight minutes old.

Roberto Luongo, who made 21 saves for his second shutout of the season, didn't face a shot unto Phil Kessel tested him at the 8:17-mark of the first and it was already 1-0.

“I was getting antsy sitting there for the 25-minute ceremony and then the first 10 minutes of the game without getting a shot,” said Luongo. “It was a great performance by our guys from the first minute to the last. We really kept the puck in their zone and cycled and created some chances. We were in there pretty much the whole game.

“The atmosphere in the building was great," Luongo added. "There were a lot of Leaf fans here so it gets the guys going on both sides. It's nice to be a part of an atmosphere like that.”

The first period was one of the more entertaining ones of the season as the teams combined for 29 shots – 18 by the Canucks. It featured a rare Canuck power-play goal as Daniel Sedin's rear end deflected brother Henrik's shot past an overwhelmed James Reimer.

It also featured a fight between unlikely combatants Phil Kessel and Alex Burrows, misconducts to Tom Sestito and Colton Orr for an attempted staged fight, and various other nasty hits, including one unpenalized one by Daniel on Leaf defenceman Paul Ranger.