Recap: Blackhawks 4, Canucks 3 (SO)
Blackhawks 4, Canucks 3 (SO): Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw scored in the shootout and host Chicago recovered from blowing a late two-goal lead to tie the NHL record for most consecutive games with a point to start a season.Marian Hossa scored twice in a three-goal second period before leaving with an injury as as the Blackhawks improved to 13-0-3, matching the record 16-game points streak set by Anaheim to open the 2006-07 season. Chicago can claim sole possession of the record when it hosts San Jose on Friday night.Patrick Sharp scored for the second straight game and Ray Emery made 29 saves before denying Ryan Kesler on the final shootout attempt as Chicago avenged a 2-1 shootout loss at Vancouver on Feb. 1. Cory Schneider made 40 saves for the Canucks.Hossa's two goals in a span of 3 minutes, 27 seconds in the second period gave Chicago a 3-1 lead but he was not on the bench to celebrate the win after taking a hard hit from behind by Jannik Hansen in the third period that sent him to the locker room.Daniel Sedin scored the lone first-period goal for Vancouver, which stunned the home crowd with a pair of goals from defensemen Alexander Edler and Kevin Bieksa in the final 2:42 of regulation - the tying goal coming with only 61 seconds to play.GAME NOTEBOOK: Hansen received a minor penalty for roughing after the hit on Hossa. Hossa's season ended in Game 3 of a playoff series vs. Phoenix last season when he was taken off the ice on a stretcher after a vicious hit from Raffi Torres. ... Kane's shootout goal was initially waved off before officials determined that the puck was pushed across the goal line by Schneider's glove and not Kane's skate. ... Canucks LW David Booth, who suffered a groin injury on the first day of training camp, assisted on Edler's goal in his season debut for Vancouver, which is 3-1-3 in its last seven regular-season games in Chicago.
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