Highlights: Canucks tip Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout

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By Chris Kuc

Antti Raanta got his first real taste of the Blackhawks’ rivalry against the Canucks and came away impressed with everything but “flipping the coin” at the end.

“I liked it, I liked it,” Raanta said of the showdown between Western Conference foes. “I liked the crowd when they were booing all the time. The national anthems were pretty nice. It got the good vibrations and good energy to the game. I like rivalry games.”

What the Hawks’ rookie goaltender didn’t like as much was the result as the Canucks rallied for a 3-2 shootout victory Friday night at the United Center.

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Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews and Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler stare each other down in the first period Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the United Center. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)