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Santorelli scores in 3rd, Lack stops 29 shots as Canucks beat Blues, 2-1, to snap 5-game skid

  • Vancouver Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev (8) fights for control of the puck with St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (74) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Vancouver Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev (8) fights for control of the puck with St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (74) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) celebrates his goal with teammates Vladimir Tarasenko (91) and Jay Bouwmeester (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) celebrates his goal with teammates Vladimir Tarasenko (91) and Jay Bouwmeester (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Santorelli scored the tiebreaking goal in the third and Eddie Lack made 29 saves Friday night as the Vancouver Canucks snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Zac Dalpe also scored for Vancouver, which won for the first time in the new year.

Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis, which snapped a seven-game winning streak. Brian Elliott made 20 saves as the Blues failed to pick up at least a point on the road for the first time in nine games.

Santorelli got the tiebreaker at 5:56 of the third.