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Hansen's goal, Lack's 20 saves lead Canucks to 1-0 win over Blues

  • St. Louis Blues' goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, allows the only goal of the game to Vancouver Canucks' Jannik Hansen, of Denmark, during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    St. Louis Blues' goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, allows the only goal of the game to Vancouver Canucks' Jannik Hansen, of Denmark, during third period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, makes a save against the St. Louis Blues during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' goalie Eddie Lack, of Sweden, makes a save against the St. Louis Blues during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin, left, of Sweden, jumps as St. Louis Blues' goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, makes the save during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin, left, of Sweden, jumps as St. Louis Blues' goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, makes the save during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, British Columbia on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

Jannik Hansen scored the game's only goal and Eddie Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Vancouver Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams Wednesday night.

The Canucks ended their losing streak at seven games while moving into sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference. The Blues dropped their third straight decision to Vancouver this season.

Hansen broke a scoreless deadlock at 11:13 of the third period. He took a backhand stretch pass from Tom Sestito from deep in the Vancouver zone just past center ice, raced in on a breakaway and beat Jaroslav Halak with a high shot.

It was Hansen's first goal in just over a month, a span of eight games, after he last scored Jan. 26 against Phoenix.