Gist on Ice: Hawks 4 Canucks 2

The Blackhawks looked really good last night in Vancouver. Dustin Byfuglien was a beast in the first two periods, notching two goals. Davey Bolland would put the Hawks over the top in the third and Martin Havlat would add an empty netter to seal the deal at 4-2. The Canucks played well, answering Big Buff's 1st period goal with one by Ryan Kesler a few minutes later. They would score first in the second as Mats Sundin tallied a score against The Bulin Wall. That was all the Russian would allow for the evening, stopping 19 shots out of 21. This was the first time in the series the Blackhawks had scored first, something the coaches had wanted to see happen. The series now returns to Chicago with a chance for the young Hawks to send the Canucks back to Canada disappointed.

One note to the Blackhawks' GM: You must resign Marty Havlat next year. How clutch has this guy been so far this year? He pretty much singlehandedly kept the Hawks alive in Game 4 and has come up huge in so many regular season and post season games, I've lost count. Open up the checkbook and make sure he sticks around. If it helps, I'll buy a fricking Havlat jersey next year, even though they're so damn expensive.

Hopefully the series concludes on Monday. Stay tuned!

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