Posted December 21, 2013 on AP on Fox
Ryan Kesler scored the deciding goal in an eight-round shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks rallied to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night. Kesler fired a high shot past Antti Raanta to help Vancouver end a two-game losing streak. Mike Santorelli was successful in the first round as the Canucks improved to 2-4 in shootouts. Patrick Sharp had Chicago's only shootout score against Eddie Lack. Vancouver's Daniel Sedin tied it at 2 with 9:12 left in the third period. Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks. Chicago's Patrick Kane scored his team-leading 21st goal and set up Kris Versteeg's score in regulation. Kane has six goals and 14 assists during an 11-game point streak, helping him climb into second in the NHL scoring race behind Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby. He also has at least one point in 23 of his last 24 games. Lack and Raanta, a pair of rookie backup goalies, were sharp. Lack made 24 saves through overtime in his seventh start this seas...

Gameday skate: Canucks face Blackhawks at the Madhouse on Madison

My Kind Of Town Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction The Vancouver Canucks will be looking to bounce back against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight after being soundly beaten last night in Big D. While the loss to the Stars was a disappointing one a new challenge against an old rival is the best way for the team to back on track on the road. Below...

What did we learn during the Canucks’ dominant December

Torts Working Some Magic? The Vancouver Canucks lost in regulation for the first time in 20 days last night ending the team’s most impressive winning streak of the year. Sparked by an embarrassing loss to former head coach Alain Vigneault the Canucks responded by winning eight-straight games and earning the loser point in Tuesday’s shootout loss to the Wild. After finally...

Eddie Lack, Canucks Come Back To Win In Chicago

The Vancouver Canucks landed in Chicago early Friday morning after a 4-1 loss in Dallas, but backup goaltender Eddie Lack did everything he could to keep a tired team in the game. When dust settled – after 65 minutes and … Continue reading →The post Eddie Lack, Canucks Come Back To Win In Chicago appeared first on Committed Indians.

Lack and Kesler come through in shootout as Canucks edge Blackhawks 3-2

John Tortorella isn't one for context or the big picture but, to paraphrase George Orwell, he does realize some games are more equal than others. Friday night, the Vancouver Canucks faced the Stanley Cup champs at the madhouse on Madison with a rookie goalie and following two straight road losses which had taken the shine off their seven-game winning streak. So, yes, this was...

Canucks-Blackhawks Preview

The Vancouver Canucks have appeared to cool off after a lengthy win streak, and that's not a promising sign heading into a matchup with the Western Conference leaders. The Chicago Blackhawks seek a sixth win in seven games Friday night while trying to send the rival Canucks to a third consecutive defeat. After outscoring opponents 24-8 during a seven-game win streak, Vancouver...

Gameday skate: Canucks visit Dallas for another dance with Stars

Everything’s BIGGER in Texas Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction The Vancouver Canucks take on the Dallas Stars tonight in Texas in their first game back since having the team’s eight-game unbeaten streak snapped in Minnesota. The Canucks lead the Wild twice on Tuesday but failed to close it out, taking home the loser point in the shootout...

Chris Tanev extension likely on Canucks to-do list early in new year

It figures to be a happy new year for Chris Tanev. Quite likely a prosperous one, too. As the Vancouver Canucks defenceman quietly but efficiently establishes himself as one of the NHL’s top young blue-liners, the clock is ticking on the one-year contract Tanev signed with the team this past summer. Tanev signed that deal for $1.5 million. You can bet the next one is going to...

Jets-Canucks Preview

The Vancouver Canucks' penalty kill has been their main strength this season, especially during their current surge. Vancouver seeks a ninth victory in 11 games when it hosts the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. The Canucks (21-11-6) have allowed a league-low 12 power-play goals and have killed off an NHL-best 90.2 percent of their penalties. They snuffed out four Chicago power...

Canucks vs Blackhawks Game Preview – December 20, 2013

Image courtesy of After their first regulation loss in nine games, the Canucks are right back at it and visiting the United Centre for their second game of back to backs. How will they respond to their first regulation loss in December? Read on to find out. Last Game: The Canucks and Stars hooked up on Thursday night for a showdown in Dallas. The game didn’t start very...

Vancouver hopes to do it with defence in Dallas

When one winning streak ends the best thing to do is start another one. That is exactly what the Vancouver Canucks hope to accomplish tonight when they meet the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Canucks had their seven-game winning streak snapped Tuesday night in Minnesota, when they opened their three-game road trip with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Wild. And now...

Canucks vs Jets Game Preview – December 22, 2013

Photo Courtesy: The Vancouver Canucks finish off a 3 games in 4 nights stretch with a 5:00 PM PST Sunday night tilt vs the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Arena. The Canucks will look to grab another 2 points against a Jets team they should beat, but the game before the Christmas break is often one best played on the road as it is yet another classic trap game. ...
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