Hawks stage late comeback, fall to Canucks in OT

Marian Hossa continued to dominate for the Blackhawks, but once again, the Hawks were bested in extra time as they dropped a 5-4 OT decision to Vancouver on Wednesday night. Hossa scored twice, including the game-tying goal with 54 seconds remaining, but it was Eddie Lack who would emerge victorious with 37 saves on 41 shots.


It was Chicago who would get on the board first with a goal by Patrick Kane. Kane stripped the puck from Canucks’ defenseman Lucas Sbisa from the half-boards before driving to the net. An attempt to center the puck to Brad Richards ended up bouncing off of Dan Hamhuis’ skate and into the net for Kane’s 27th goal of the season.


After Kane’s goal, it was all Vancouver for the rest of the second period as the Canucks scored three goals in a seven-minute span to give them a 3-1 lead over the home team. Linden Vey, Bo Horvat, and Zack Kassian all tallied for the Canucks to silence the United Center.


But, as the Hawks so love to do, they were able to mount a comeback and infuse hope into their fanbase. They pulled to within one with a power play goal by Marian Hossa after Quenneville pulled Corey Crawford to give the Blackhawks a six-on-four advantage. Two and a half minutes later, Daniel Sedin scored again to extend the Canucks lead to two goals once again, but Brandon Saad tipped a Duncan Keith blast to bring the game within one with justover two minutes remaining. The comeback was made complete with another Hossa goal with the net empty and 54 seconds remaining, his sixth goal in his last nine shots.


Both teams would earn a point, but the Blackhawks would fail to get the extra point in their second consecutive game as Daniel Sedin scored his second goal of the night after a pass from twin brother Henrik.


Three Stars:

  1. Daniel Sedin
  2. Marian Hossa
  3. Patrick Kane


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