Blackhawks And Canucks Update: Hawks Lose 6-2

The Chicago Blackhawks' penalty kill doomed them against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

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Canucks Vs. Blackhawks Score Update: Blackhawks Lose 6-2

The Vancouver power play killed Chicago in the second period, and their success with the man advantage was the big reason why they left the United Center with a decisive 6-2 win. The Canucks scored one power play goal in the first period, three in the second, and added one more for good measure in the final period.

For the game, Chicago racked up 34 penalty minutes, and what was a relatively even game by the rough measure of shots on goal became a laugher.

The Blackhawks will have to bounce back on the road, and their first opportunity comes on Tuesday in St. Louis against a Blues team that will be playing with a new head coach. Following that is a trip to Columbus on Thursday.

For more Blackhawks news, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more on Sunday's game, check out Second City Hockey, SB Nation's Chicago Blackhawks blog, and Nucks Misconduct, SB Nation's Vancouver Canucks blog.

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Canucks Vs. Blackhawks Score Update: Vancouver Up 5-2 After 2 Periods

Special teams blew up on the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period as the Vancouver Canucks scored three power play goals in the period to break the game open. Aaron Rome got the scoring started a little over a minute into the second, and Daniel Sedin added to Vancouver's lead with a goal three minutes later.

After Marcus Kruger pulled the Blackhawks to within one at 3-2, Vancouver responded almost immediately; Jannik Hansen scored 43 seconds later to extend the lead back to two. Dan Hamhuis scored the fourth and final goal of the period for the Canucks, giving them a comfortable 5-2 lead with just 20 minutes to play.

The shots are relatively even to this point, with Vancouver holding a 30-29 lead. The Canucks have converted on four of five power play opportunities.

For updates on the game, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more on Sunday's game, check out Second City Hockey, SB Nation's Chicago Blackhawks blog, and Nucks Misconduct, SB Nation's Vancouver Canucks blog.

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Vancouver Canucks Vs. Chicago Blackhawks Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks are hosting the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night as they hope to get back on track following their recent 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay.

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