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Big First Period Leads Vancouver Over Blackhawks
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Mikael Samuelsson, Henrik Sedin and Steve Bernier scored in the first period and Roberto Luongo made 43 saves in the Vancouver Canucks' 5-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Chicago captain Jonathon Toews scored 3:30 into the third period, but Henrik Sedin added his second goal 32 seconds later. Vancouver won its fourth straight to move into a tie with Colorado atop the Northwest Division.

Daniel Sedin, who also had two assists, rounded out the scoring on a 2-on-1 pass from twin brother Henrik with 1:26 left as the No. 1 line combined for nine points. Alex Burrows had three assists to extend his point streak to 11 games (13 goals, 5 assists). Henrik has an NHL-leading point total to 74.

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