Vancouver beat Chicago for 2-0 series lead

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Vancouver's high-scoring winger Daniel Sedin notched two goals as the Canucks claimed a 4-3 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Friday in their NHL playoff series.

Sedin, who led the NHL in regular season scoring with 104 points, scored on the power play in the second period and at even strength in the third - which proved to be the game winner.

Chicago's Ben Smith had two goals for the Blackhawks who again had trouble putting pressure on Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo and were outshot by Vancouver 27 to 26.

(Reporting Allan Dowd; editing by Patrick Johnston)