Canucks Vs Blackhawks: Vancouver Pushes Defending Champs To Brink of Elimination With 3-2 Win

Roberto Luongo made 30 saves, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2, Sunday night in Chicago. Mikael Samuelsonn scored the game-winner for the Canucks 6:48 into the third period. Vancouver now leads Chicago three games to none in their Western Conference Quarterfinal, and can complete a sweep over the defending Stanley Cup champions Tuesday night.

Chicago had its chances, including seven power plays on the night. The Blackhawks opened the scoring on a power play goal by Duncan Keith, seven minutes into the contest. Chicago had an opportunity to take command of the game in the first period, with a 5 on 3 advantage for 77 seconds. But Luongo turned away scoring opportunities from Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, keeping the score 1-0.

Christian Erhoff tied the game 1-1, with a power play goal midway through the second, and Daniel Sedin put Vancouver up 2-1 with a goal 57 seconds later. 

Patrick Kane's power play goal at the 12:40 mark of the second knotted the score at 2. But Chicago could not put the puck past Luongo the rest of the way.

For more insights and analysis on the series visit Nucks Misconduct and Second City Hockey.

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