|Date of game: 11/23/2014
Recap: Vancouver vs. Chicago
Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jannick Hansen notched his first career hat trick to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Bo Horvat tallied the first three assists of his young NHL career and Derek Dorsett supplied two helpers for the Canucks, who bounced back from a 4-3 shootout loss to Anaheim on Thursday.
Ryan Miller stopped 24-of-25 shots fired his way in the win.
Kris Versteeg potted the lone goal for Chicago, which had a three-game winning streak come to an end. Corey Crawford made 26 saves in his 11th straight start.
"It was a tough one," said Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook. "I don't think we played our best."
Hansen tipped Dorsett's dish over the glove of Crawford for a 2-1 lead with 13:36 left in regulation and Vrbata knocked home a rebound in front for an insurance marker with 2:24 to play.
"We want to get back to the playoffs," said Hansen. "If I can contribute, that's what matters."
The Blackhawks pulled their netminder and Hansen muscled past a defender to deposit the puck into the empty net to account for the final score.
After Versteeg went off for roughing, Horvat relayed Dorsett's feed across the slot to Hansen, who beat Crawford with a wrister at 13:13 of the opening stanza.
Versteeg was all alone at the top of the crease, where he deftly redirected Duncan Keith's shot for a power-play goal and a tied game 7:55 into the second.Game Notes
Prior to the game, Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was presented with an engraved
silver stick, a silver puck and a painting in honor of his 1,000th NHL game
... Sedin joins brother Henrik Sedin and Trevor Linden, the team's current
president, as the only three players to participate in 1,000 games for the
Canucks ... Seabrook extended his point streak to five straight games ...
The two teams will continue the season series on Feb. 11 at United Center.