Brad Richardson scored four goals to power the Arizona Coyotes to their fifth straight victory with a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Coyotes, who completed a four-game season sweep of the Canucks.

Vinnie Hinostroza and Richard Panik had three assists apiece — all on goals by Richardson — and Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two assists.

Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson (15) skates past several hats on the ice as a member of the Paw Patrol skates past with another hat after Richardson recorded a hat trick against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson (15) skates past several hats on the ice as a member of the Paw Patrol skates past with another hat after Richardson recorded a hat trick against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Richardson, who has a single-season career-high 16 goals, scored twice in the first period and completed his second career hat trick in the second period after a deft drop pass from Richard Panik. He tipped in a pass from Hinostroza for his final goal at 8:03 of the third period. It was the Coyotes’ first four-goal game since Keith Tkachuk did it on March 20, 1997.

Tanner Pearson and Antoine Roussel scored for the Canucks, who have lost five of six.

Pearson’s goal was 10th this season, and his first for the Canucks since being acquired in from Los Angeles on Feb. 14.

Arizona Coyotes center Alex Galchenyuk celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Coyotes center Alex Galchenyuk celebrates his goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona’s Darcy Kuemper made 37 saves while starting for the 10th time in the last 11 games. He is 7-1 in his last eight.

Thatcher Demko made 19 saves in his second start of the season for Vancouver, his first appearance since a 4-3 home victory over Buffalo on Jan. 18. No. 1 goaltender Jacob Markstrom had played the previous seven.

Richardson’s only other game with at least three goals came on Oct. 23, 2010, while with the Los Angeles Kings. He had 14 goals with Colorado in 2006-07, his first full season and had 12 goals in 47 games with the Coyotes last season.

Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson (15) celebrates his second goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game with Coyotes center Alex Galchenyuk (17), center Clayton Keller (9) and center Nick Cousins (25) Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson (15) celebrates his second goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game with Coyotes center Alex Galchenyuk (17), center Clayton Keller (9) and center Nick Cousins (25) Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

NOTES: Coyotes forward Derek Stepan was helped off the ice with an apparent left leg injury at 17:29 of the third period after colliding with a Vancouver player. He is third on the team with 13 goals. … Forward Conor Garland played his first game since signing a two-year, $1.55 million contract extension Wednesday that will keep him with the Coyotes through the 2020-21 season. Garland has 12 goals and three assists in 37 games. … The Canucks completed the eighth of their 11 back-to-back sets this season. They are 7-8-1, 3-5-0 in the second game. … Vancouver was 0 for 3 on the power play and has converted only one of its last 21 and two of its last 35 attempts.

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Canucks: Finish a three-game road trip in Las Vegas, which has three points in the first two games between the two this season.

Vancouver Canucks center Adam Gaudette (88) gets upended on a kneeing penalty by Arizona Coyotes' Conor Garland as Coyotes center Christian Dvorak, left, watches the movement of the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Vancouver Canucks center Adam Gaudette (88) gets upended on a kneeing penalty by Arizona Coyotes’ Conor Garland as Coyotes center Christian Dvorak, left, watches the movement of the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Coyotes: Play host to Detroit in the fourth game of a seven-game homestand Saturday. Red Wings defenseman Mike Green had a goal and two assists in the first of two meetings this season, a 6-1 victory Nov. 13.

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Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson (15) scores his fourth goal of the game against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko, back right, as Canucks defensemen Alex Biega (55) and Alexander Edler (23) look on during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson (15) scores his fourth goal of the game against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko, back right, as Canucks defensemen Alex Biega (55) and Alexander Edler (23) look on during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson (15) celebrates his fourth goal of the night against the Vancouver Canucks with center Vinnie Hinostroza (13) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson (15) celebrates his fourth goal of the night against the Vancouver Canucks with center Vinnie Hinostroza (13) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) slides over to make a save on a shot by Vancouver Canucks left wing Antoine Roussel, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) slides over to make a save on a shot by Vancouver Canucks left wing Antoine Roussel, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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