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NHL: Canucks blow big lead, down Ducks in shootout


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.


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.


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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