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Blackhawks skate past Canucks

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo stops a shot by the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Blackhawks skate past Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger scored 9 seconds apart early in the third period and Corey Crawford made 36 saves to send the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

Shaw redirected a pass from Patrick Kane in front of Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to tie the score 1-1 at 4:40 of the final period, moments after Chicago’s Patrick Sharp ripped a shot on a power play that went off the crossbar and both posts but stayed out.

The Canucks then somehow gave up a 2-on-1 seconds after the ensuing faceoff, with Kruger firing a shot that went right past Luongo.

Chicago (16-4-4) won its second straight.

Ryan Kesler scored for Vancouver (12-9-4) and Luongo made 27 saves.

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