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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...
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