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Canucks Best Blackhawks 3-2 In Shootout

Eddie Lack #31 of the Vancouver Canucks knocks the puck away as Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks gives chase at the United Center on December 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Eddie Lack #31 of the Vancouver Canucks knocks the puck away as Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks gives chase at the United Center on December 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Kesler scored the deciding goal in an eight-round shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks rallied to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night.

Kesler fired a high shot past Antti Raanta to help Vancouver end a two-game losing streak. Mike Santorelli was successful in the first round as the Canucks improved to 2-4 in shootouts.

Patrick Sharp had Chicago’s only shootout score.

Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin tied it at 2 with 9:12 left in the third period. Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks.

Chicago’s Patrick Kane scored his team-leading 21st goal and set up Kris Versteeg’s score in regulation.

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