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Vancouver Canucks dump Chicago Blackhawks 5-3

Vancouver Canucks dump Chicago Blackhawks 5-3

VANCOUVER, Canada -- Trailing by three goals entering the third period against one of the NHL's top goaltenders didn't phase the Blackhawks in the opening game of their Western Conference semifinals. The Hawks have the difficult task of trying to solve Roberto Luongo, who plays at a level higher than nearly every other goalie in the league during the regular season, but enters a new stratosphere once the Vancouver Canucks captain reaches the playoffs. It took them until the third period, but the Hawks finally got to Luongo with a spirited three-goal rally to tie the score before Sami Salo's goal with 1 minute 13 seconds remaining propelled the Canucks to a 5-3 victory...