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Blackhawks Match NHL Record With 4-3 Shootout Win Over Canucks

(L-R) Patrick Sharp #10, Jonathan Toews #19, Patrick Kane #88, and Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a goal by Kane in the shootout against the Vancouver Canucks at the United Center in Chicago. Photographer: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
(L-R) Patrick Sharp #10, Jonathan Toews #19, Patrick Kane #88, and Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a goal by Kane in the shootout against the Vancouver Canucks at the United Center in Chicago. Photographer: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw scored in a shootout to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks to tie the National Hockey League record for a season-opening point streak.

The Blackhawks, with a 13-0-3 record, have recorded at least one point in each of their first 16 games to match the Anaheim Ducks, who set the record at 12-0-4 in the 2006-07 season when they won the Stanley Cup.

Chicago, which leads the NHL with 13 wins and three overtime losses for 29 points, can break the record when it hosts the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 22.

Patrick Sharp tied the score at 1-1 for the Blackhawks six minutes, 36 seconds into the second period. Marian Hossa followed with back-to-back goals 3 1/2 minutes apart to give Chicago a 3-1 lead on home ice at the United Center.

Hossa left the game with an upper-body injury a minute into the third period when he was hit from behind by Canucks forward Jannik Hansen, who got a two-minute penalty for roughing.

The Canucks tied the game in the third period with a power-play goal by Alexander Edler and a score by Kevin Bieksa in the final three minutes of regulation play.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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