NHL Game Summary - Chicago at Vancouver
(Saturday, December 20th)
Final Score: Chicago 3, Vancouver 1
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist to lead Chicago to a 3-1 victory over Vancouver, giving the Blackhawks their longest win streak in almost 28 years.
Chicago won its seventh straight game, something the club hadn't done since January 4-21, 1981, when it won a franchise-record eight consecutive games. The Blackhawks will host Philadelphia on December 26 to try to match that feat.
Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks, while Cristobal Huet stopped 30-of-31 shots in the win.
Daniel Sedin had the lone goal for Vancouver, which had a two-game win streak halted. Curtis Sanford made 30 saves in the loss.
Sedin got the Canucks on the board just 3:45 into the game, but Chicago notched two goals in quick succession in the second period.
Kane deposited his 16th goal of the season at the 2:51 mark, and at 6:17 Sharp had his 18th.
The game remained a 2-1 affair deep into the third period, and Huet made eight saves in the period. Late in the stanza, Chicago got a turnover in its defensive zone, which led to Toews' empty-netter with 39 seconds left to seal the win.
The Canucks were 0-for-6 on the power play, while the Blackhawks went 0- for-4...Chicago also won eight in a row from December 9-26, 1971.
12/21 00:57:52 ET