Before the Blackhawks took the ice against the Canucks, coach Joel Quenneville spoke about the remarkable consistency his team has displayed, coming to play every night.


“Over the course of a year there are probably three, four or five clunkers where you’re going to say, ‘it’s one of those nights,’ ” Quenneville said. “I don’t even know if we’ve had a game like that this year.”

They have now.



It was one of those clunker nights Monday as the Canucks outskated, out-hit and outscored the Hawks during a 3-1 victory at Rogers Arena. The loss snapped the Hawks’ 11-game points streak and was just their sixth this season in regulation as they dropped to 34-6-5.



“I’ve got that as the worst game of the year,” Quenneville said afterward. “We got outworked. They played hard. They had the playoff intensity and we didn’t respond. That was one game maybe this year that we can say we weren’t at the level that’s needed from start to finish.”



Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist, Zack Kassian and Jannik Hansen scored and Henrik Sedin added two assists as Vancouver clinched the Northwest Division title. Cory Schneider picked up the win in goal, besting Corey Crawford. Vancouver won the season series 2-0-1 as Schneider allowed a third-period score by Daniel Carcillo in the first of a two-game trip for the Hawks.



“I would chalk it up to getting outworked and outskated,” Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith said. “Right from the first period they outskated us. Crawford made some big saves to keep us in it. Overall, it was a bad game. I’m disappointed. We’re all guilty of it.