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Thatcher Demko stops 33 shots, Canucks beat Blackhawks 3-0

Thatcher Demko stopped 33 shots for his first shutout of the season and third overall in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.


Andrei Kuzmenko, Vitali Kravtsov and J.T. Miller - into the empty net - scored and defenseman Akito Hirose had two assists to help the Canucks end a four-game losing streak.


Alex Stalock stopped 26 shots for the Blackhawks. 


The Canucks went up 2-0 early in the second period after Jonathan Toews was called for hooking. Kravtsov fired a one-timer into the net for his first goal for Vancouver 3:53 into the frame.


Kuzmenko opened the scoring with a long-range blast 16:16 into the game.

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