Canucks, Luongo blank Predators
Dale Weise broke a scoreless tie at 9:14 of the third period and Roberto Luongo made 23 saves for the shutout as the Vancouver Canucks defeated...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dale Weise broke a scoreless tie at 9:14 of the third period and Roberto Luongo made 23 saves for the shutout as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Nashville Predators 1-0 Friday.
The Canucks have won consecutive games on their four-game road trip after losing three straight.
Nashville has lost three of its past four.
With the game still scoreless in the third period, Maxim Lapierre had the puck behind the Nashville goal line and carried it up to the right circle.
He then spun and sent a shot toward Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne. Rinne kicked the puck away with his right pad, but Weise was there to put away the rebound for his first goal of the season.
Luongo was tested early as he turned aside 13 Nashville shots in the opening period.
The shutout was Luongo's second of the season and 62nd of his career. His 35 shutouts with the Canucks are a franchise record.
Blackhawks set NHL record
CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks set an NHL record for the best start to a season, beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 to give them at least one point in their first 17 games.
Blackhawks rookie Brandon Saad scored a short-handed goal early in the third period to snap a 1-all tie. Chicago (14-0-3) won its fourth straight game to break a mark set by the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks, who earned points in their first 16 games.