NHL Playoffs: In Canucks-Blackhawks, Home Ice Becomes a Disadvantage

May 11th, 2010 by Nucks IceMan Leave a reply »

I turned it off after the third goal in the second period.

I didn’t need to see anymore to know who was going to win, and I wanted to get this article in before it got late.

The Blackhawks were not going to give up three goals in the third—not with that team.

Although the Canucks weathered the storm in the first period, when Alex Edler went down, it was omen of things to come. With Sami Salo (who shouldn’t have played) skating like he was on egg shells, everyone knew they would be in for a tough night playing with four D-men.

It truly was a war of attrition, which Chicago won by beating the Canucks down.

It didn’t take long in the second period for the roof to fall in.

When Shane O’Brien got caught in the Hawks' zone, Troy Brower ...

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