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Canucks Fall To The Blackhawks

After winning two games in a row and finally building some momentum, the Canucks came out flat on the road against the Chicago Blackhawks, losing 4-0 Sunday night.

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 26 games with an assist on Duncan Keith‘s power-play goal 11:51 into the first period.

Kane’s streak is the longest in the NHL since Mats Sundin went 30 straight games for the Quebec Nordiques in 1992-93.

“It’s not really important, but I think it’s one of those things when you realize what elite company you’re in, when you’re with these great players that have had these great streaks, it definitely humbles you,” Kane said Friday after scoring a second-period goal against the Winnipeg Jets. “I obviously feel honored and very fortunate to be involved with names like those.”

Ryan Miller made 26 saves for the Canucks (11-12-8), who lost the opener of a six-game road trip after winning their previous two games.

With the game 1-0 heading to the third period, Dennis Rasmussen scored at 11:36 of the third to make it 2-0, tapping the puck into the net after a shot by left wing Bryan Bickell got through Miller and slid toward the goal line. It was just his second goal of the season.

Down 2-0, the Canucks pulled Miller, which resulted in two empty net goals.

Andrew Shaw scored into an empty net with 30.8 seconds left, and Brandon Mashinter scored the fourth goal with 9.8 seconds left in the period. It was their fifth, and first goals on the season respectfully.

Up next: The Canucks face the Minnesota Wild Tuesday at 5:00pm.

Image via: Chicago Blackhawks / Facebook

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