It's game three, the series is tied 1-1 and is now back in Vancouver. With Vancouver stealing game one, the Canucks now have the oppotunity to get some wins on home ice. This is not a 'must win' by any statistical sense, but if the Canucks want to assert some dominance in the series these next two games are big. I'm with ChiBlackhawks of Blackhawks Down Low in thinking that really anything can happen tonight.


Besides which cookie Kes is going to choose, one of the big questions going in to tonight's game is:

Where the hell is Alex Burrows? or maybe we should try: Où est Alexandre Burrows?

So I get that since he's not on the top line with the Sedins that he won't be as proficient at scoring (ahem 35 goals...), but his only goal in the playoffs so far is one empty netter in LA. Where is the agitating Burrows that I had come to know and love? I don't want him to take penalties out there, but he's just dropped off my radar Demitra style.

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And where is any Canuck and their feistiness these days? Shane O'Brien told the media yesterday at GM Place that the Canucks need to be tougher in game 3 which I completely agree with. They also need to stay the f-ck out of the penalty box, seriously my heart can only take so much with all the rushes from the Hawks, please don't make it worse with giving them extra opportunities.

Game time is at 6:30pm. There looks to be some lineup changes with the Canucks: Ryan Johnson to draw in and Grabner out. Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun thinks Horichuk is drawing in as well, but Matt Sekeres kiboshed that on twitter. For the Hawks Jordan Hendry (D) in, Troy Brouwer out and Byfuglien switching from D to wing.

As always, check out my blogger buddy for your opposition blog over at Blackhawks Down Low their game preview is here.

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