NHL Playoffs: Vancouver Canucks Stave Off Elimination in Chicago

May 9th, 2010 by Nucks IceMan Leave a reply »
My last comment in my previous article made reference to which Vancouver Canuck team would show up in Chicago. Well, it looked very similar to the one that played Game One— and won— there.

Maybe the Canucks should ask to play the remainder of the series in Chicago, since they've had their best games there.

They came to play Sunday night, and scored in the opening minute. They established the forecheck, won the one-on-one battles, and goalie Roberto Luongo and the special teams made sure the outcome was not going to be in question.

Luongo had his best game of the series, controlling the rebounds, battling through the Blackhawks screens and jostling, and led the rest of the team on staying composed.

You could see he was dialed-in early in the game, coming out to challenge the shooters, and letting the Canuck players in front take care of the puck.

This time it was the Canucks penalty kill that clutched up, and shutout the Blackhawks on the power play, and Vancouver again proved why they are the No. 1 team playing five-on-five hockey.

This time, it was the 'Hawks who lost their composure, taking seve ...

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