Canucks 3, Blackhawks 2

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)—Magnus Arvedson is rediscovering his scoring touch thanks to a pair of fellow Swedes.

Playing on a line with identical twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Arvedson scored twice to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Tuesday night, the Blackhawks’ franchise-record 18th straight road loss.

Arvedson, playing his second game after missing six because of a herniated disc in his back, scored his fifth goal of the season on a second-period power play, and added his sixth on a rebound 5:41 into the third. Four of his goals have come in the three games since he moved to the right side of the Sedin twins.

“Lots of puck control and so far, so good,” Arvedson said.

Daniel Sedin assisted on both of Arvedson’s goals.

“We’ve been watching each other on the ice the first 35 or 40 games and we know how he plays and he knows how we play, too,” Daniel Sedin said. “The first practice we knew how each other plays and it’s been working good.”

Todd Bertuzzi also scored for the Canucks, who wrapped up their five-game homestand with three straight wins.

Mark Bell and Kyle Calder scored, and Craig Anderson made 27 saves for the Blackhawks, who have lost 10 one-goal games during their road slide.

“It’s one shot, one save. That’s all it is,” Anderson said after making his fifth straight start. “It’s going to come. We’ve just got to keep working and stay positive. As soon as you get negative and start getting on guys, you go downhill and you’re in for a shellacking.”

Bell opened the scoring on a rebound 1:17 into the second period, and Arvedson tied it just over two minutes later on a power-play deflection.

Bertuzzi gave Vancouver the lead with 39.8 seconds left in the period after Henrik Sedin spotted him with a long pass as he stepped out of the penalty box behind the Chicago defense. The goal was Bertuzzi’s fourth in three games since ending a 10-game drought.

Arvedson added his second goal on a rebound after Daniel Sedin’s shot hit Anderson in the mask and bounced right to Arvedson at the side of the Chicago net.

“Lucky bounce. It came off my helmet and right to his stick,” Anderson said.

Chicago pulled within a goal with 6:39 left when Calder converted the second part of a lengthy five-on-three power play by banging in a rebound from a sharp angle. But the Blackhawks, winless on the road since Nov. 7, couldn’t get another goal past Dan Cloutier, who finished with 18 saves.

Chicago has four games left in its six-game road trip, all in Canada.

Notes

Chicago’s only point of its current road slide came in Vancouver on Nov. 20, a game it lost 3-2 in overtime. … Vancouver LW Matt Cooke, who has missed eight games with a sprained left knee, isn’t expected to return until after the All-Star break in two weeks. … Canucks D Jaroslav Obsut was recalled from Manitoba of the AHL to replace injured D Ed Jovanovski (shouldersprain), but was a surprise scratch after developing a foot infection.

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