Chicago-Vancouver: Dustin Byfuglien, Blackhawks Destroy Canucks

May 5th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
Apparently this is Dustin Byfuglien 's world and we're all just living in it.

The Chicago Blackhawks  celebrated Cinco De Mayo north of the border by dropping a five-spot on Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks, taking home-ice advantage back and the series lead with a strong 5-2 victory.

Byfuglien had the first road hat trick for a Blackhawks player since Denis Savard in accomplished the feat in 1988 in St. Louis. It isn't every day (ever?) that Byfuglien and Savard are mentioned in the same sentence, but the Hawks power forward earned the distinction on Wednesday night with a dominating performance.

The Blackhawks started the game with their usual raised eyebrows, taking a penalty for too many men on the ice less than two minutes into the game. But the Hawks would kill the penalty, as they have done so well throughout the season and playoffs, and attacked immediately. Game Two's hero, Kris Versteeg, jumped onto the score sheet again at 5:19 with the first theme of the night: a soft rebound from Roberto Luongo.

The second theme of the night is something Vancouver fans saw too much of against the Kings in the first round ...

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