CHI
36-7-5
VAN
26-15-7
SO
28 SOG
22 SOG

Canucks 2, Blackhawks 1, SO

Associated Press | Saturday, 02.02.2013 / 2:42 AM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Jordan Schroeder is still looking for his first traditional goal, but he already has a game-winner in the bank.

The 22-year-old Schroeder scored in his first shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.

Schroeder, who hasn't scored a standard goal in the regular season, fired a low, hard shot that squeaked through the pads of goalie Corey Crawford.

"I wanted to go in with some speed and wide," Schroeder said. "I came back to the middle and changed my pace of speed. I froze him. He opened up the five hole a little bit and it trickled through."

Defenseman Alex Edler scored in regulation for the Canucks (4-2-2).

Patrick Kane had the lone goal for the Blackhawks, who lost their second straight in a shootout after starting the season with six victories.

Crawford had stopped Alex Burrows, Zack Kassian and Maxim Lapierre before Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault tapped Schroeder.

The rookie wasn't totally surprised he was picked.

"We have been working on it," he said. "I knew my name would get called. I was fortunate enough to get one and score."

Vigneault said the Canucks have been practicing the shootout and getting feedback from the goalies and goalie coach Roland Melanson.

"They have been sharing the information on who they feel is better suited to help us out," Vigneault said. "We get that information ... and make the best decision we can for the team."

Chicago controlled overtime, outshooting Vancouver 4-1. The Blackhawks were also awarded a power play with 1:11 left when Vancouver defenseman Jason Garrison was called for high-sticking. Chicago, which outshot Vancouver 28-22, was 0 for 5 on the power play.

"It's tough to lose in a shootout," Kane said. "I thought in the third we played pretty well.

"It seemed like we were all over them, but they are a tough team. They're always going to be a rival and come out to play hard against us, especially in their building."

The Canucks had a 40-second, 5-on-3 power play in the third period, but didn't register a shot on goal.

Edler opened the scoring at 15:42 of the first period. The big defenseman took a pass from Kassian and fired a shot past Crawford for his third goal of the season.

Kane tied it at 9:42 of the third. He got the puck from Andrew Shaw and lifted a shot over the stick side of goalie Roberto Luongo, who was falling to the ice. It was Kane's third goal.

Vancouver's Mason Raymond had a great scoring chance late in regulation. His hard shot went through Crawford's pads and slid across the open net.

The Blackhawks used speed and some pretty passing to attack Vancouver. Despite being drawn out of position at times, the Canucks defense forced the Blackhawks to the outside and blocked plenty of shots.

"It was a very tight game, not a lot of room on both sides," Luongo said. "We played our system extremely well.

"They were kept to the outside most of the night. I was fighting a little bit to see the puck on some shots but we were tying them up so they weren't getting any whacks at it."

Luongo, who stopped 24 shots in a win against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, had another solid night. In the second period he gloved a drive from Brandon Saad and calmly blocked a long shot from Dave Bolland.

In the first period, Luongo stopped Marian Hossa on a breakaway and then dragged his leg in front of Brent Seabrook's drive during a Chicago power play.

"Sometimes you get in a rhythm," Luongo said. "You are seeing the puck and getting bounces.

"When you're in that zone you want to keep it going as long as possible and take advantage of it."

Luongo also got help when a couple of Blackhawks drives struck goal posts.

Luongo, the goalie the Canucks have been trying to trade since June, made his third consecutive start. Cory Schneider, who was expected to be Vancouver's No. 1 goalie this season, watched from the bench.

It was also the first meeting between the teams since March 21 when Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith delivered an elbow to Daniel Sedin's head.

Sedin sustained a concussion and missed the rest of the regular season plus the first three games of the playoffs. Keith was given a five-game suspension.

The crowd booed Keith every time he touched the puck. There was a cheer in the second period when Henrik Sedin bounced Keith into the boards.

NOTES: The Canucks wore the Vancouver Millionaires "V" patch on their sweaters to celebrate the team that won the Stanley Cup in 1915 against the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey Association. ... Wes Rypien, brother of former Canucks player Rick Rypien who committed suicide, participated in a ceremonial opening faceoff. ... Henrik Sedin played his 900th game with the Canucks. ... Canucks grinder Dale Weise played despite missing practice Thursday with a stiff neck. Weise fought Cody McLeod during Vancouver's 3-0 win Wednesday.

1st2nd3rdOTsoT
CHI ()
VAN ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
15:42VAN Alexander Edler (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Zack Kassian (1), Henrik Sedin (5) 1 - 0 VAN
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
09:42CHI Patrick Kane (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrew Shaw (1), Patrick Sharp (5) 1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1VANAlexandre Burrows - Save
2CHIJonathan Toews - Save
3VANZack Kassian - Save
4CHIPatrick Kane - Save
5VANMaxim Lapierre - Save
6CHIPatrick Sharp - Save
7VANJordan Schroeder - Goal
8CHINick Leddy - Missed
Shootout Summary
RNDVancouver CanucksChicago Blackhawks
1Alexandre Burrows
Jonathan Toews
2Zack Kassian
Patrick Kane
3Maxim Lapierre
Patrick Sharp
4Jordan Schroeder
Nick Leddy
Three Stars of the Game
Roberto Luongo
1st
Roberto Luongo
SA: 28TOI: 65:00
GA: 1EV: 21-22
PIM: 0PP: 5-5
SV%: .964SH: 1-1
Corey Crawford
2nd
Corey Crawford
G
SA: 22TOI: 64:52
GA: 1EV: 13-14
PIM: 0PP: 6-6
SV%: .955SH: 2-2
Jordan Schroeder
3rd
Jordan Schroeder
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 13:06
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:34CHI Niklas Hjalmarsson  Interference against  Mason Raymond
12:44VAN Keith Ballard  Interference against  Bryan Bickell
16:33CHI Sheldon Brookbank  Roughing against  Alexandre Burrows
16:33VAN Alexandre Burrows  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Sheldon Brookbank
18:25VAN Alexander Edler  Tripping against  Brandon Saad
2nd Period
17:48VAN Jason Garrison  Hooking against  Brandon Saad
3rd Period
02:22VAN Mason Raymond  Tripping against  Sheldon Brookbank
09:45CHI Marcus Kruger  Hi-sticking against  Maxim Lapierre
11:05CHI Michael Frolik  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
14:59CHI Johnny Oduya  Hooking against  Jordan Schroeder
OT Period
03:49VAN Jason Garrison  Hi-sticking against  Patrick Kane
shots by period
PeriodCHIVAN
1st99
2nd96
3rd66
OT41
Total2822
Team Stats
CategoryCHIVAN
Power Plays0/50/4
Hits622
Faceoff Wins3020
Giveaways66
Takeaways59
Blocked Shots1116
Penalty Minutes1012
  • CHICAGO
  • VANCOUVER
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2D. KeithD00-12028:21
4N. HjalmarssonD0012220:19
7B. SeabrookD00-13026:51
8N. LeddyD0001015:01
10P. SharpL0111020:07
16M. KrugerC00-11213:32
17S. BrookbankD0000211:55
19J. ToewsC0003022:32
20B. SaadL0004014:55
25V. StalbergL0001015:00
27J. OduyaD0012222:55
29B. BickellL00-1109:39
36D. BollandC0000012:31
52B. BolligL000004:53
65A. ShawC0111014:37
67M. FrolikR00-11213:27
81M. HossaR0003022:21
88P. KaneR1012021:12
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
50C. Crawford2122.95564:52
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2D. HamhuisD0001027:21
3K. BieksaD00-10025:25
4K. BallardD0011215:39
5J. GarrisonD00-12421:51
8C. TanevD0000015:08
9Z. KassianR0112019:02
14A. BurrowsR00-12217:07
15A. VolpattiL000004:50
20C. HigginsL00-11018:05
21M. RaymondL0013212:50
22D. SedinL0003020:50
23A. EdlerD1013224:02
27M. MalhotraC0000010:30
32D. WeiseR000009:33
33H. SedinC0110021:55
36J. HansenR00-12018:22
40M. LapierreC0001013:13
45J. SchroederC0001013:06
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1R. Luongo2728.96465:00