VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Magnus Arvedson is rediscovering his
scoring touch thanks to a pair of fellow Swedes.
Playing on a line with identical twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Arvedson
scored twice to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over Chicago on
Tuesday night, the Blackhawks' franchise-record 18th straight road loss.
Arvedson, playing his second game after missing six because of a herniated
disc in his back, scored his fifth goal of the season on a second-period power
play, and added his sixth on a rebound 5:41 into the third. Four of his goals
have come in the three games since he moved to the right side of the Sedin
``Lots of puck control and so far, so good,'' Arvedson said.
Daniel Sedin assisted on both of Arvedson's goals.
``We've been watching each other on the ice the first 35 or 40 games and we
know how he plays and he knows how we play, too,'' Daniel Sedin said. ``The
first practice we knew how each other plays and it's been working good.''
Todd Bertuzzi also scored for the Canucks, who wrapped up their five-game
homestand with three straight wins.
Mark Bell and Kyle Calder scored, and Craig Anderson made 27 saves for the
Blackhawks, who have lost 10 one-goal games during their road slide.
``It's one shot, one save. That's all it is,'' Anderson said after making
his fifth straight start. ``It's going to come. We've just got to keep working
and stay positive. As soon as you get negative and start getting on guys, you
go downhill and you're in for a shellacking.''
Bell opened the scoring on a rebound 1:17 into the second period, and
Arvedson tied it just over two minutes later on a power-play deflection.
Bertuzzi gave Vancouver the lead with 39.8 seconds left in the period after
Henrik Sedin spotted him with a long pass as he stepped out of the penalty box
behind the Chicago defense. The goal was Bertuzzi's fourth in three games since
ending a 10-game drought.
Arvedson added his second goal on a rebound after Daniel Sedin's shot hit
Anderson in the mask and bounced right to Arvedson at the side of the Chicago
``Lucky bounce. It came off my helmet and right to his stick,'' Anderson
Chicago pulled within a goal with 6:39 left when Calder converted the second
part of a lengthy five-on-three power play by banging in a rebound from a sharp
angle. But the Blackhawks, winless on the road since Nov. 7, couldn't get
another goal past Dan Cloutier, who finished with 18 saves.
Chicago has four games left in its six-game road trip, all in Canada.