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Blackhawks rally but lose to Canucks in OT

Daniel Sedin scores 2:12 into overtime, Ryan Miller makes 40 saves

by Brian Hedger / Correspondent

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks rallied from down three goals in the third period, but Daniel Sedin scored on the power play 2:12 into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 5-4 win at United Center on Tuesday.

Sedin, who assisted on a goal by Henrik Sedin in the first period, scored with a wrist shot through a screen by his brother. The NHL Situation Room reviewed the goal for possible interference by Henrik Sedin on goalie Scott Darling, but the call on the ice was upheld.

Brandon Sutter scored twice, Reid Boucher had a goal, and Ryan Miller made 40 saves for the Canucks (29-34-9), who ended a six-game losing streak (0-4-2) despite being outshot 44-15.

"It helps to get a win," Canucks coach Willie Desjardins said. "This is a tough team to get a win against. We had a pretty good game [at the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday]. We've had a couple good games and we haven't [gotten] rewarded. Maybe we stole one here tonight. It was nice to get rewarded."


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Ryan Hartman scored two goals for the Blackhawks (47-20-6), who had a five-game winning streak end, are six points ahead of the Minnesota Wild for first place in the Central Division and Western Conference.

Corey Crawford made six saves on 10 shots and was replaced by Darling after Sutter's second goal at 2:15 of the third period gave Vancouver a 4-1 lead. Darling had four saves.

Chicago forced overtime with three straight goals by Marian Hossa at 5:48, Richard Panik at 8:10 and Hartman at 18:57 with Darling pulled for an extra attacker.

Video: VAN@CHI: Hossa finishes Seabrook's dish for PPG

"The start was good, but it just didn't go the way we wanted down the stretch there [in the third]," Sutter said. "They've got a pretty dynamic team, so when they get a chance to get a little momentum, they're pretty good on it."

John Hayden appeared to tie it 4-4 with 3:42 left, but the goal was overturned after Desjardins challenged and video review showed Richard Panik was offside entering the Canucks zone.

It was the second straight game the Blackhawks rallied when trailing by multiple goals in the third period. They scored five goals in the third to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Sunday.

"We know in any situation, no matter how much time is on the clock and how much we're down by, we can always make a push back, get the momentum and get the fans behind us, especially at home," Hartman said. "We can make a big push and do what we did tonight and the other night."

Henrik Sedin scored with one minute left in the first period to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead. Sutter scored his first of the game at 1:33 of the second to make it 2-0, but Hartman's power-play goal pulled Chicago within 2-1.

Boucher's goal at 7:45 of the second made it 3-1.


Goal of the game 

Daniel Sedin scored 40 seconds after Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was called for his second interference penalty of the game. Sedin carried the puck to the high slot for a long wrist shot that sailed through traffic to win it for the Canucks.

Video: VAN@CHI: D. Sedin goes top-shelf for game-winner


Saves of the game

Chicago nearly tied it with a little more than four minutes left in the third period, but Miller made a left-pad save on Niklas Hjalmarsson's shot through traffic and then stopped Tomas Jurco on the rebound.


Unsung performance of the game

Canucks center Bo Horvat had two hits, three blocked shots and a takeaway in 19:21.


Highlight of the game

Hartman scored his second goal off a nice play by Patrick Kane, who got the puck off the wall on the right wing in the Vancouver zone. Kane headed for the net and sent a backhand pass to the rookie for his 18th goal. "I knew it was coming," Hartman said. "He makes plays like that. He's a special player and he put it right on my tape."

Video: VAN@CHI: Hartman dekes to the backhand for PPG


They said it

"They're smart. They got a goal at the end of the first there [too]. They're just smart players. If they catch you taking a shift off, they're going to capitalize, and they did tonight." -- Canucks coach Willie Desjardins on Daniel and Henrik Sedin


"I thought we made a good attempt in a real good third period, but when you look at what we gave up, you do that, you'll win more than 90 percent of your games." -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville


Need to know

Hossa played his 1,300th NHL game after missing the previous two with a lower-body injury. … The Blackhawks lost for the first time when scoring four goals (15-0-1). … Vancouver forward Brendan Gaunce (hand) and goalie Jacob Markstrom (illness) didn't make the trip.


What's next

Canucks: At the St. Louis Blues on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; FS-MW, SNP, NHL.TV)

Blackhawks: Host the Dallas Stars on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; CSN-CH, FS-SW+, NHL.TV)


Video: D. Sedin nets OT winner to push Canucks past Hawks

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