Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Canucks stop Black Hawks

Ryan Kessler broke a scoring drought and the Canucks kept on the winning track as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 3-1 at GM place on Tuesday night.

Kessler who had gone scoreless for eleven games found his range in the second period with a go ahead goal that secured victory for the Canucks. His goal followed Markus Naslunds tying goal by sixty seconds. Naslund picking up the goal after Mark Bell had given the Black Hawks an early lead. Henrik Sedin scored the insurance marker for the Canucks in the third period.

Nikolai Khabibulin did his best to keep his team in the game, turning aside many Canuck opportunities. He was matched in the nets by some solid play by the Canucks Alex Auld.

For Vancouver the win keeps them on a winning track after a weekend victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Chicago which had been rather successful on their western swing head for the airport disappointed at the outcome, but vastly improved from their horrendous start of the season. The Hawks have a few days off before they take on the LA Kings on the 26th, in Los Angeles. The Canucks wait for the Sharks to arrive in town for their next action at GM Place on Thursday night.

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