Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
Make it 16 in a row for the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Hawks tied the NHL record for the most consecutive games to start a season without a regulation loss, but they did it the hard way, giving a way a two goal lead in the final two minutes of the game before edging the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in the shootout.
Marian Hossa led the way for the Hawks, scoring twice in a three goal second period to give the Hawks a 3-1 lead after two periods. Patrick Sharp would also score in the second for Chicago.
However, after a first period goal by Daniel Sedin, the Canucks would score two late goals to salvage a point.
Alex Edler scored a power play goal at 17:18 to get the Canucks within one, setting the stage for Kevin Bieksa to tie the game up with 1:01 to play and the net empty.
After a scoreless overtime, Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw would score shootout goals on Cory Schneider while Chris Higgins was the only Canucks to score on Ray Emery.
With the win, Chicago is now 13-0-3 on the season, matching the start of the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks.
Vancouver drops their third straight game and are now 8-3-4 on the season, but remain first in the Northwest Division.
The Canucks head to Dallas for a game on Thursday versus the Stars.