Kane scores as Blackhawks beat Canucks 5-2
Friday, November 8, 2019

(CHICAGO) - The Blackhawks returned to home ice and got back to basics against one of the NHL's most improved teams. Patrick Kane had a power-play goal and two assists, and Chicago beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night. Alex DeBrincat and Andrew Shaw scored in the first period and Dylan Strome had three assists as the Blackhawks dealt Vancouver its first regulation loss since Oct. 19 at New Jersey. David Kampf and Brandon Saad added empty-netters as Chicago struck early and effectively managed a lead following a 1-2-1 road trip. The Blackhawks (5-7-3) have scuffled early but were in control during most of this one. Corey Crawford, who made 36 saves, was sharp when the Canucks got close. Shaw's power-play score ended his 12-game goal drought. J.T. Miller and Jake Virtanen scored for the Canucks, who entered on a 5-0-3 run to climb to second place in the Pacific Division. Jacob Markstrom blocked 32 shots.