Blackhawks Can’t Hear Fat Lady

Vancouver – The Blackhawks are not done yet, just when everybody thought they were goners Chicago comes out with two of their strongest performances all year.

Chicago was down 3-0 in the seven game series against the Canucks only one game away from elimination but the Blackhawks won go down so easy.

Tuesday in Chicago, the Blackhawks down 2-0 in the series got all charged up from some recent tough losses, the return of Dave Bolland, and an ecstatic crowd at the Madhouse.  With all of that going on it worked, the Blackhawks went on to crush the Canucks 7-2.  Vancouver’s goalie Roberto Luongo one of the hated opponents was pulled from the game in the third period after letting in six goals.

Bolland returned for Chicago and put up some great numbers in his first game back from his concussion, he scored a goal and assisted three others.  Patrick Sharp had a great game scoring twice, and Chicago’s goalie Corey Crawford had a good game only letting two power play goals and stopping 21 out of 23 shots all night.

With that big win, Chicago stood at 3-1 with the Canucks entering into Thursday nights game back in Vancouver.  Still facing a big up hill battle, the Blackhawks showed the same determination and want, getting them another huge win Thursday night shutting out the Canucks 5-0.

Luongo was pulled again, this time in the second period, after giving up four goals.  Corey Schneider came in to replace him and let one in as well.  Vancouver could not find away of getting any goals past Corey Crawford who earned the post-season shutout.

Duncan Keith had a great game scoring twice and assisting twice, Patrick Kane found the back of the net scoring for Chicago.

“I think we are just trying to build on it one game at a time,” Keith said. “We got confidence last game. We just keep talking about one game at a time and keep going. We are focused and we believe. We’re back in it now. But we know there’s a lot of hockey and long tough road to go here, but we believe in this locker room.”

In the first period the announcers were talking about Marian Hossa and how he hasn’t really done anything for Chicago in the post-season so far, they said that he needed to change that tonight.  Hossa must of heard them cause a few minutes after that Hossa skated through the Canuck’s defense and scored the first goal of the night for Chicago.  Then in the second Sharp found Hossa all alone who puts a shot on Luongo glove side and gets his second goal of the night.

The Blackhawks will now travel back to Chicago to play the sixth game of the seven game series Sunday night only down one game now after trailing 3-0.  The game will be played at 6:30pm Sunday, if Chicago can get a win they will play the last game in Vancouver on Tuesday at 9pm.

“Just play hard and play the same way,”Toews said of the Hawks’ game plan. “Keep it simple. We know they’re going to come back with a heckuva effort. We may have to weather a few storms.”