18 April 2011
Why hello there little puck...
I don't know if I could have asked for a better playoff road game for the Canucks. As I had said earlier today, this game could have turned out to be the most important game in the series, and it was they who ended the night with the win.
You have to hand it to the Blackhawks for coming out hard in the 1st period. They set a tone for the game that had me thinking that the Canucks wouldn't be winning this game. But the team played well killing off the penalties in the 1st period, namely that 5-3. They ended the period only down 1-0 from a powerplay goal by Duncan Keith.
In the second period is where the Canucks pushed back. They scored two quick goals to take a 2-1 lead before Raffi Torres decided to make a hit to Seabrook's head. I don't know really why people are debating if Torres will get suspended, because really, he should be. I always like to defend my own player, but hits to the head that leave the player out for a few seconds on the ice need to be punished. Torres only got 2 minutes for it at the time, but we'll see if and for how long he gets suspended most likely tomorrow. It's great that Seabrook didn't up get severly injured, but um....IS there a concussion protocol? Because it didn't seem like he got looked at after the initial hit.
When Torres headed to the box, you knew that this was going to be one of those penalties that Vancouver might not kill off. Chicago answered back quickly on the Torres penalty with a powerplay goal by Patrick Sharp.
The Canucks came into the third period tied at two, which was a great spot for them to be in all things considered. Samuelsson took advantage of a Henrik Sedin's rebound and gave the team the winning goal. The Hawks would try to pressure at the end of the period when they pulled Crawford but wasn't able to tie it up.
So now the Canucks are up 3-0, something I don't think anyone forsaw before the start of the playoffs. Luongo's superb performances have been one of the keys to their success as well as the Hawks just aren't as great of a team as they have been in the past two years.
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