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The Chicago Blackhawks Are For Real

Published by on May 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Vancouver goaltender Robert Luongo allowed five goals in four games in the Canucks' sweep of the St. Louis Blues. He was playing as well as any goalie in the NHL postseason.

He played well enough that the Canucks had a ten day layoff waiting for the physical series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames to end. It did, when the Hawks eliminated the Flames in six games.

The youngest team in the NHL, with their 21 year old captain, entered Vancouver on just a couple days "rest" in a hostile environment against a stud goaltender. They had little experience, some success, but the odds weren't in their favor.

In the first game of the series, the Hawks got rattled early but were never out of contenti...

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