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NHL: Canucks blow big lead, down Ducks in shootout

AP, , ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA

Mattias Ohlund of the Vancouver Canucks scores the game-winner over the shoulder of goaltender Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Friday.

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Mattias Ohlund scored in the 13th round of the shootout, giving the Vancouver Canucks a 7-6 win over the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL on Friday despite blowing a three-goal lead.

Ohlund sent a wrist shot past the Ducks goalie to end a roller-coaster contest and Anaheim’s five-game winning streak.

Anaheim scored with 57 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime, completing a Ducks rally. However, the home team missed 12 out of 13 in the shootout.

Anaheim right winger Teemu Selanne got two goals, moving him into a tie with Guy Lafleur for 20th place all-time with 560 career goals.

BLACKHAWKS 5, STARS 2

In Chicago, Patrick Kane racked up a goal and two assists, leading Chicago over Dallas.

Chicago remained unbeaten in regulation-time games at home this season.

Dallas was playing the first of five straight away games.

The result further damaged the Stars’ league-worst record of conceding 3.95 goals per game.

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