Round #1, Game #2, 4-3 Vancouver Canucks
Yet again, the Vancouver Canucks have proven critics wrong that they are not the same team that got sent home packing for the last two year by the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks. Game #2 started off with 3rd liner Jannik Hansen scoring is second goals in two games. Art Ross Trophy winner Daniel Sedin kicked things off early in the second period because of a late Patrick Sharp penalty in the first. The power play goal was one that was tipped in by Daniel from Christian Ehrhoff’s point shot. The Blackahawks finally got on the board with Ben Smith’s first ever playoff goal. But before the end of the second period Alex Edler scored to put the Canucks up 3 – 1 going into the intermission. Blackhawks came out in the third firing from every angle, as Victor Stalberg scored 1:56 into the third. But about half way through the 3rd Daniel potted his second goal of the game, which in the end proved to be the game winner, as Ben Smith scored his 2nd goal making the score 4-3. As much talent the Blackhawks lost this past summer, they are still a very talented team, but what they are not doing in the first two games is having their big four produce. Between Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp, they have a total of one assist. You are not going to be able to count on Ben Smith producing everygame Blackahawks fans.
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