Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) – Jannick Hansen notched his first career
hat trick to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago
Blackhawks on Sunday.
Bo Horvat tallied the first three assists of his young NHL career and Derek
Dorsett supplied two helpers for the Canucks, who bounced back from a 4-3
shootout loss to Anaheim on Thursday.
Ryan Miller stopped 24-of-25 shots fired his way in the win.
Kris Versteeg potted the lone goal for Chicago, which had a three-game winning
streak come to an end. Corey Crawford made 26 saves in his 11th straight
Hansen tipped Dorsett’s dish over the glove of Crawford for a 2-1 lead with
13:36 left in regulation and Vrbata knocked home a rebound in front for an
insurance marker with 2:24 to play.
The Blackhawks pulled their netminder and Hansen muscled past a defender to
deposit the puck into the empty net to account for the final score.
After Versteeg went off for roughing, Horvat relayed Dorsett’s feed across the
slot to Hansen, who beat Crawford with a wrister at 13:13 of the opening
Versteeg was all alone at the top of the crease, where he deftly redirected
Duncan Keith’s shot for a power-play goal and a tied game 7:55 into the
Prior to the game, Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was presented with an engraved
silver stick, a silver puck and a painting in honor of his 1,000th NHL game
… Sedin joins brother Henrik Sedin and Trevor Linden, the team’s current
president, as the only three players to participate in 1,000 games for the
Canucks … Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook extended his point streak to
five straight games … The two teams will continue the season series on Feb.
11 at United Center.