2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Chicago Blackhawks Move On

May 11th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
On Tuesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the Vancouver Canucks with a dominant 5-1 victory.

The Blackhawks won all three games played in Vancouver in the series, with Dustin Byfuglien scoring four goals in the three games. In total the Blackhawks outscored the Canucks 17-7 on their home ice.

For a close-out game, it could not have worked out better for the Blackhawks. Troy Brouwer dressed for the first time since Game Two (as I asked for on Monday ), and had some rust to shake off in the first period. He was whistled for the first penalty of the game, which the Hawks killed, and went to the locker room with doughnuts on the board. Early in the second, though, Brouwer was physical and looked more comfortable on the ice. He would score the game’s first goal exactly two minutes into the period.

On the night, Brouwer was the effective player the Hawks had on the ice in the regular season. He played 15:34 and was credited with one blocked shot and three hits. The goal was Brouwer’s first point of the 2010 postseason.

Patrick Kane, who had been slowed by the Canucks’ press in Game Five, scored the back ...

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