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Video: Daniel Sedin nets the OT winner as the Canucks top the Blackhawks


Vancouver blew a 4-2 third period lead in Chicago Wednesday night, but Daniel Sedin scored the overtime-winner as the Canucks edged the Blackhawks 5-4.

“I thought we played well,” said Daniel Sedin. “They came back in the [third], but I thought we stuck with the game plan for 60 minutes and it paid off in the end. I mean, we got the two points.”

Linden Vey, Bo Horvat and Zack Kassian scored second period goals to erase a 1-0 Blackhawks lead. Kassian’s marker gives him goals in three straight games for the first time since Jan. 20-25, 2013.

Marian Hossa pulled the Blackhawks to within one with his first of the night at 12:48 of the third.

After Daniel Sedin restored the two-goal lead, Brandon Saad got Chicago to 4-3 with just over two minutes remaining.

Hossa tied it 4-4 with 55 seconds left in the final frame to force overtime.

Patrick Kane had the other Chicago goal. Kane also had two assists in the loss and now has a league-leading 62 points.

“Obviously, we weren’t happy with our game tonight, but it was nice to figure out a way to get it to overtime,” said Duncan Keith, who assisted on Saad’s late third period goal. “We know we’re a tough team to play against when our backs [are] up against the wall, but you never want to let it get like that.”

Henrik Sedin, Luca Sbisa and Chris Higgins each had two assists in the win.

Corey Crawford made 31 saves in the loss.

Eddie Lack improved to 5-6-2 on the season with a 37 save performance.

Chicago is now winless in the first two games of its eight-game home stand.

Vancouver has won both meetings with Chicago this season. The two clubs meet for a third and final time on April 2.

Video: Toews sets up Hossa with a perfect backhand pass

Jonathan Toews

It was almost as if this goal came almost out of nowhere.

Jonathan Toews set up Marian Hossa for the opening goal of Monday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes with a perfect backhand pass from the corner.

Toews found a loose puck in the corner and fed it out front to a wide open Hossa, who was cruising into the slot, for his 13th of the season. You know, that whole thing about going to the net with the stick on the ice, good things happen. The Blackhawks and Coyotes were tied 1-1 after 40 minutes.

Video: Hossa, Blackhawks double up the Blues

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa, of Slovakia, celebrates with Andrew Shaw (65) after Hossa scored against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Marian Hossa scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks doubled up the St. Louis Blues 4-2 Sunday afternoon.

Hossa’s first goal, midway through the third, stood to be the game-winner. He added the insurance marker into an empty net with 14 seconds remaining.

“I just tried to finish it,” said Hossa of his first goal. “That was a set play and I’m glad it worked.”

With the win, the Blackhawks move to within four points of the Blues for second spot in the Central Division. Chicago concluded its season-long seven game road trip with a 4-3-0 record.

Marcus Kruger and Bryan Bickell had the other Blackhawks goals. Brandon Saad had two assists.

“I think we stepped up a little bit, played better,” Kruger said of finishing the road trip with back-to-back wins. “We knew we were in a spot and we want to be in a different spot.”

Corey Crawford made 25 saves for the win.

Vladimir Tarasenko and David Backes had the Blues goals. Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots in the loss.

“I thought in the third period we looked tired, played tired,” said Blues’ coach Ken Hitchcock. “Whether it was what they did or what we did, I think a lot of it was us having to come back in the game. The whole game today, we had to mount a comeback. We ended up exerting a lot of energy, probably shortened our bench a little bit more than we normally do.”

Chicago has now won two straight against St. Louis.

The two teams meet up again April 5 in Chicago.