Blackhawks match NHL record in win over Canucks

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Updated: February 19, 2013

The Chicago Blackhawks blew a two-goal lead
late in regulation, but won the game in a shootout and matched an NHL record
on Tuesday in a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Chicago is now 13-0-3 on the season and have tied the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks’
record of consecutive games with recording at least one point to start the
season. The team will have a chance to set the record on Friday when it hosts
San Jose.

In the third round of the shootout, Andrew Shaw skated in on net with a lot of
speed and faked to the backhand before lifting the puck over Cory Schneider.
Ryan Kesler had the last chance for Vancouver, but Ray Emery made a glove save
on the wrister for the win.

Marian Hossa scored twice while Patrick Sharp also scored a goal for the
Blackhawks, who have won three straight since a shootout loss to Anaheim last
Tuesday. Ray Emery made 40 saves in the win.

Daniel Sedin, Kevin Bieksa and Alexander Edler each lit the lamp for the
Canucks, who have dropped their past three games. Cory Schneider gave up all
three goals on 32 shots in the loss.