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Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis (2) tries to block Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp (10) from getting a shot on Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) during the second period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis (2) tries to block Chicago Blackhawks left wing Patrick Sharp (10) from getting a shot on Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) during the second period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

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