Shaw, Kruger score 9 seconds apart in the 3rd to lift Blackhawks to 2-1 victory over Canucks

Andrew Shaw and Marcus Kruger scored 9 seconds apart early in the third period and Corey Crawford made 36 saves to send the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

Shaw redirected a pass from Patrick Kane in front of Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to tie the score 1-1 at 4:40 of the final period, moments after Chicago's Patrick Sharp ripped a shot on a power play that went off the crossbar and both posts but stayed out.

The Canucks then somehow gave up a 2-on-1 seconds after the ensuing faceoff, with Kruger firing a shot that went right past Luongo.

Chicago (16-4-4) won its second straight.

Ryan Kesler scored for Vancouver (12-9-4) and Luongo made 27 saves.