NHL Game Summary - Chicago at Vancouver
(Tuesday, January 31st)
Final Score: Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 (OT)
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Daniel Sedin scored 3:37 into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.
In the extra session, Henrik Sedin had the puck behind the net and dished it to the front where his brother one-timed it home for the win.
Ryan Kesler and Cody Hodgson scored in regulation for the Canucks, who have won three straight. Cory Schneider made 37 saves in the win.
"It was big," said Henrik Sedin. "They are one of six or seven teams that are right there so to get the extra point, that could be the difference in the end."
Jamal Mayers and Viktor Stalberg scored for the Blackhawks, who have dropped their past three. Corey Crawford made 30 saves in the loss.
The first goal of the game happened 7:58 into the first period when Kesler got the puck in the slot and snapped a shot into the right side of the net.
Chicago, though, tied the game with 8:49 to play in the first as Mayers got the puck down low and was able to snap it home.
The second period passed scoreless, but Chicago took a 2-1 lead 1:17 into the third when Patrick Kane's pass from the low right side went off an Edmonton stick and found its way to the slot where Stalberg was able to send a backhander home.
Less than three minutes later Hodgson was sprung on a breakaway and his quick shot went into the right corner.
"I felt like we definitely played well enough to win tonight," said Crawford. "It's definitely frustrating."
Daniel Sedin's goal was his 10th overtime winner of his career, a Vancouver record...Vancouver hosts Detroit on Thursday...Chicago continues its nine-game road trip in Edmonton on Thursday...Vancouver has won two of three over Chicago this season...Before the game, the Blackhawks activated forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp from injured reserve. Toews suffered a wrist injury in a 5-2 loss at Nashville on January 21 and was placed on IR on January 24, missing a loss to the Predators that day in Chicago. Sharp had been out since early in January with a hand injury that he suffered in an overtime loss to Detroit on January 8 and had missed eight games.
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