Canucks: 3 takeaways from 7-5 win over the Blackhawks

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All-star performance from Hughes

Shocking a lot of hockey fans, Quinn Hughes was recently snubbed from what was thought by many to be, his first All-Star Game selection.

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The elusive and slippery offensive defender would have been the third consecutive rookie to represent the Canucks. But thanks to the back door, he still has a chance to make it to the showcase of NHL All-Stars.

He wasted no time and went to work on Thursday night trying to earn every vote he could before the ballots close.

Canucks were down 4-2 in the second period when Hughes got his chance to show his goal-scoring ability.

On the power play, where Hughes does his finest work, the standout rookie rippled the back of the net with a beautiful shot from the blueline. Hughes received a blind pass from the stick of Miller, who dished it behind his back for a very pretty assist that brought Vancouver within a goal.

That goal that came on the power play opened the floodgates for more goals. Vancouver proceeded to add another four tallies, but it was the ever so important timeout call made by  coach Green. He calmed the startled bunch, got their heads back in the game and found a way to keep the win streak alive.

When the final buzzer went off, Hughes finished the game with a goal, four shots on net and 21:23 of ice time. Some impressive stats for the young stud who still has a chance to be an NHL All-Star. He plays like he deserves to be at the 2020 contest of the elite, and his performance in the win against Chicago was no different.