Friday, April 15, 2011
Posted: 2 p.m.
Blackhawks at Canucks, Game 2 -- 9 p.m. on CSN
It was all Canucks in the series opener. Vancouver received first-period goals from Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen, while Roberto Luongo made 32 saves to record the shutout. Brian Campbell, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp were all minus-2 for the Blackhawks.
Corey Crawford made 31 saves for Chicago in Game 1 and has allowed three goals or fewer in 13 of his last 14 games.
The Blackhawks will try to get more traffic in front of Luongo and more pucks to the front of the net. ... Can Chicago keep the Sedin brothers, Alex Burrows and Ryan Kesler off the score sheet for a second straight game? If players like Hansen and Higgins are scoring for Vancouver, it could be a long (or actually, a short) series for the Hawks.
Is tonight's Game 2 a must-win for the Blackhawks?