Chicago Blackhawks blast Canucks
The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad each had a goal and an assist in the second period as the Chicago Blackhawks scored in quick succession to beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Wednesday.
Marian Hossa also scored in the second period for Chicago, and Saad added an empty-netter late. Corey Crawford made 29 saves.
The Blackhawks scored four times on five shots in a span of 7:31 in the second period to rally from two goals down and snap a four-game winless streak (0-2-2).
The victory was Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s 693rd, moving him past Dick Irvin into sole possession of third place on the all-time NHL coaching wins list.
Chris Higgins and Tom Sestito scored for Vancouver.
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