It does not get much better than this. A 3-0 series gets turned into a 3-2 series seemingly overnight and our home team has stolen momentum on the way back home to live another day. Screw living, this team is now thriving. Crawford was brilliant, actually perfect, Hossa scored Twice (finally learning to lift the puck), Keith scored twice (almost 3 times), power-play goals, aggressive penalty kills, Luongo is hurting mentally, and captain Toews was soaring high. Mostly, everything went right with the exception of a few Vancouver cheap shots without calls.
Luongo gets chased out of his net 2 games in a row as the Blackhawks cruise to a 5 - 0 win.
Nice to see Dunc Norris back, man it took a while and apparently a blow to his buddies head to wake up, but watching Keith on top of his game is a sight to see. I forgot just how good actually. We all knew the defense had to step up and be the difference and as of now, they look as good as they sound on paper. There is a lot to wrap up about this one and so many implications as a result, but the late hour is proving a worthy adversary. I will sleep a happy fan for another night. Check back early morrow for a full game recap.
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Crawford, you beast!