(Belated) Morning Box Score: 'Hawks Even Up Series
By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 4, 2009 2:20PM
The Chicago Blackhawks bounced back from a Game One loss to take Game Two of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Vancouver Canucks with a 6-3 victory on Saturday night. The Canucks jumped to a 2-0 lead with a pair of first period goals, but the 'Hawks would dominate from then on, scoring five straight goals. Patrick Sharp scored twice and Dave Bolland added a short-handed goal, all in the second period to put the 'Hawks up 3-2. Ben Eager had what would turn out to be the game-winner and was followed by Patrick Kane, scoring his fifth goal of the playoffs. Vancouver added another goal late, but Dave Bolland scored his second of the game, an empty-netter, as time wound down to give the 'Hawks a little extra cushioning. Khabibulin stopped 18 of 21 shots he faced in a physical game that saw 27 separate penalties called, mainly in a rough third. The Canucks visit the United Center tomorrow night for Game Three, with the puck dropping just after 7 p.m.
And don't forget: Western Conference and Stanley Cup Final tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today via Ticketmaster.