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Canucks-Blackhawks: Vancouver Escapes Game One by the Skin of Their Teeth

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Canucks remain perfect in the playoffs, but really had to sweat this one.

Vancouver escaped Game one at GM Place with a 5-3 victory over the young Chicago Blackhawks. 

As expected, the Hawks came out flying. On the other side, the Canucks appeared to be shaking the rust of nine days rest.

Luongo had to be sharp early on.  Chicago, however, shot themselves in the foot early, with eight minutes of penalties taken in the first period.

This allowed Vancouver to get their legs back following a long layoff.  Pavol Demitra made them pay late in the first, as he took a wonderful feed from Mats Sundin to put the Canucks ahead at the end of the first.

The Canucks appeared ...

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