Blackhawks Are in Perfect Form to Put Away Vancouver

May 8th, 2010 by Tyler Juranovich Leave a reply »
The Blackhawks went into Vancouver and brought everything they had, winning both games, taking a definite command over the series now being up 3-1. With the Hawks heading back to the United Center for Sunday night's game, all signs point towards the Hawks putting the Canucks out of their misery and taking the series.

Besides the first game of the series, the goaltending battle is being won by Hawks' net-minder, Antti Niemi. He's been rock solid for the Hawks, not perfect, but he doesn't need to be when your team can score seven goals, and make Luongo look like a rookie goalie.

Luongo is, just like last postseason, getting bullied by the Hawks' forwards and power play unit. The power play unit scored four goals out of a total of eight, three coming from captain Jonathan Toews, earning him his first postseason hat-trick, and the first Hawk to score three power play goals in a postseason game.

The Hawks' skaters are doing an amazing job, but don't forget how big of an impact the coaching staff has been throughout this series.

Coach Joel Quennville and his crew have done a great job in ensuring that the Sedin twins are virtually exclude ...

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