Game 2 Review: Canucks 4 Blackhawks 3: Canucks Lead Series 2-0

Well it wasn't the prettiest of wins but Vancouver managed to get it done. It was almost a case of deja-vu with the Canucks up 2-0 in the 2nd period until the 14:50 mark when some Blackhawk schmo named Ben Smith finally solved Roberto Luongo after Lou failed to grasp his glove on a shot in close, giving up a juicy rebound for Smith to take advantage of.  Even so, Alex Edler blasted home a slapper 5:00 later late in the 2nd period to make it 3-1 Canucks heading into the 2nd intermission. When Viktor Stalberg fired a wrister past Lou about 2:00 into the 3rd there may have been some panic out there until Daniel Sedin worked and weaved his magic in Chicago's zone and wristed in the 4-2 nail in the coffin to seal the deal.

Not the greatest game by Luongo. But his mates, especially the top line came to his aid on this one. And so Vancouver shows its depth once again. Daniel Sedin scored 2 goals and 1 assist. Hank and Burrows had 1 assist each.

Alain Vigneault continues to roll his 4 lines seemingly more than normal while Coach Q plays the hell out of Toews-Kane-Hossa, who combined 4 a piddly 1 assist and 4 shots tonight. They are getting checked to hell and I love it.


Sure, Chicago had some push back tonight but not enough to convincingly make a statement that they want to win this series. Time will tell. What does home ice do for the Hawks? The pressure is solely on them to win both home games to go back to Vancouver 2-2. A tall task.

-Toews has 1 goal and no assists in his last 9 games.

-Marian Hossa is a -3 with no points in the first 2 games of the series.

-Patrick Kane has 1 assist, 4 shots and is a +1 with 2 Van hookers and 10 snorts of coke in his arsenal so far. Yay??

-Jannik Hansen..OH MY!!!

-Alexander Edler: A killer! Beauty hit on Kane in period 1. Why isn't it on YouTube?

In all seriousness, the Hawks will push even harder at home. They had better. Luongo wasn't even that sharp tonight and the Canucks still put them away. Kudos to our boys for getting the job done.

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