They were better against Chicago stars Patrick Kane, who had an empty-net goal, and Jonathan Toews than they were in the opener. The Blackhawks’ brawnier lineup and more physical play had no effect on the Canucks. Luongo was excellent for a fifth straight game — further evidence that his epic second-half struggles are over. And, really, who wouldn't take a split from the first two games on the road?Well said, Iain MacIntyre. I've got a zen philosophy going on today too.