NHL Game Summary - Chicago at Vancouver
(Sunday, November 19th)
Final Score: Vancouver 2, Chicago 1
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Josh Green scored the game-winning goal in the second period and Roberto Luongo made 22 saves as Vancouver edged Chicago, 2-1, at General Motors Place.
Markus Naslund scored the other goal for the Canucks, who won back-to-back for the first time since October 25 and 27.
Tuomo Ruutu scored the lone goal for the Blackhawks, who received a valiant effort from Nikolai Khabibulin.
The Chicago netminder single-handedly kept the Blackhawks in the game with 37 saves.
With an early man-advantage, Vancouver drew first blood just 2:46 into the opening period as Daniel Sedin set up Naslund on a pretty play.
From the blue-line, Sami Salo fed the puck down low for Sedin, who dropped a pass between his legs for Naslund and he beat Khabibulin top-shelf for the goal.
Chicago evened the score with 9:19 left in the first period on Ruutu's third goal of the season. Radim Vrbata picked up a loose puck and fed the puck to the right circle for Ruutu, who beat Luongo to tie the game at 1-1.
However, 6:47 into the second period, Green's first goal of the season proved to be the difference. Khabibulin managed to stop Patrick Coulombe's initial shot, but Green was there to stuff home the rebound.
With a late power play in the third period, the Blackhawks pulled Khabibulin to create a 6-on-4 advantage, but the Canucks held on for the win.
Vancouver finished 1-for-5 on the power play, while Chicago squandered five opportunities with the man-advantage.
11/20 00:50:11 ET