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RECAP: Canucks 3, Blackhawks 2 OT

The Blackhawks managed to secure a point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks at the United Center

by Chris Wescott /

RAPID REACTION: It took the Canucks just 16 seconds into overtime to score the game-winner, downing the Blackhawks 3-2. Corey Crawford finished the game with 31 saves as Chicago stole a point after trailing deep into the third.

With Vancouver goalie Thatcher Demo having broke his stick late in the first, the Blackhawks swarmed. Jonathan Toews eventually scored, redirecting a Patrick Kane pass, to give Chicago a 1-0 lead with just 34.6 seconds left In the first period. Toews' goal was his 31st of the season and Kane's primary assist helped him reach a season milestone. More on that below.

Alexander Edler and Markus Granlund scored back-to-back goals in the opening seven minutes of the second period to give Vancouver a 2-1 edge.

That lead lasted until 3:13 was left on the clock in regulation. Erik Gustafsson blasted home his 14th goal of the season to tie the game at 2-2. Duncan Keith and Kane recorded the helpers. Gustafsson's goal pushed the game into overtime.

Video: VAN@CHI: Gustafsson buries one-timer to tie game

Bo Horvat buried the winner past Crawford at :16 of the three-on-three overtime period to give the Canucks the extra point.

KEEPING IT 100: Kane's assist on Toews' first-period tally was his 100th point of 2018-19. It's just the second time the superstar forward has reached that many points in a season in his career. He had 106 in 2015-16. He's just the third player in franchise history to record multiple 100-point seasons.

Video: VAN@CHI: Kane reaches 100 points for second time


"I think we were missing a little battle level. We didn't win too many 50-50s, especially in the first period. But it was also execution. We had trouble with the puck tonight so it was tough for us to sustain any possession. They were out-changing us. The third was better, but we were chasing the game at that point. We threw everything we had at it. Found a way to get a point, but would have loved two." - Jeremy Colliton on the loss

"I think we didn't come out hard enough. We knew they played a back-to-back, we talked about it before but we needed to come out much harder today and need a better 60 minutes. At least we got one point, but we need two now. It's not fun." - Gustafsson

WHAT'S NEXT: The Blackhawks host the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CT. The game can be seen on WGN-TV or heard on WGN 720, or streamed online via NHL.TV.

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