Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NHL Playoffs 2011: Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks

Our archive of the first round games between the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and theVancouver Canucks.

We'll offer up results, summaries and items of note as the two Western Division rivals seek to move on in the 2011 playoffs.

Canucks win the series 4 games to 3 preview page

Wednesday, April 13-- Chicago 0 at Vancouver 2 
Friday, April 15--  Chicago 3 at Vancouver 4
Sunday, April 17--  Vancouver 3 at Chicago 2 
Tuesday, April 19-- Vancouver  2 at Chicago 7 
Thursday, April 21-- Chicago 5 at Vancouver 0 
Tuesday, April 26-- Chicago 1 at Vancouver 2 (1 OT)

Game Seven, April 26

Vancouver Province-- Chicagone! Canucks down Blackhawks 2-1 in OT
Vancouver Province-- Alexadre the Great carries Canucks to next round after 2-1 Overtime win
Vancouver Province-- Luongo on OT win: "This one might be better than the Olympics"
Vancouver Province-- Kesler shows what he's made of in Game 7 win
Vancouver Province--Double rainbow good omen as Canucks take Blackhawks down
Vancouver Province-- Toews wll not enough to overcome Canucks
Vancouver Province-- Canucks owner Aquilini emotional in aftermath of team's OT win
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks' Burrows wins it in Game 7 OT" "This is what legends are made of"
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks back up their belief with classic overtime victory
Vancouver Sun-- How did that happen?" Chicago media's response to Canucks' epic OT win
Vancouver Sun-- Canuck finds Burr-fect time to play the legend card
Vancouver Sun-- Corey Crawford stands tall in Blackhawks' loss
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks to face Predators in second round of playoffs
Chicago Tribune-- This time, Hawks come up one goal short
Chicago Tribune-- Wait a minute, where did the Hawks' season go?
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks eliminated 2-1 in overtime
Chicago Tribune-- Crawford comes up big for Hawks
Chicago Tribune-- Canucks rid of their demon, at least for now
Chicago Tribune-- For Smith and Kruger, playoffs an invaluable experience
Chicago Tribune-- Blackhawks captain Jonathon Toews is still proud of how the team came back
Chicago Sun Times-- Late heroics not enough as Hawks fall to Canucks in OT thriller
Chicago Sun Times-- Olympic-like quality for Hawks' Game 7 in Vancouver
Chicago Sun Times-- No Bryan Bickell  no surprise for Hawks
Chicago Daily Herald-- Hawks show heart n overtime loss
Chicago Daily Herald-- Brilliant Crawford not enough for Hawks
Chicago Daily Herald-- Hawks eliminated in OT
Chicago Daily Herald-- Future remains bright for Hawks
Chicago Daily Herald-- Bickell went as long as he could
Globe and Mail-- Alex Burrows the man of the hour for Canucks
Globe and Mail-- Vancouver breathes a sigh of relief
National Post-- Canucks survive by the skin of their teeth 
National Post-- Burrows leads Canucks to Game 7 overtime victory

Game Six, April 24

Vancouver Province-- Canucks gritty but no finish in 4-3 overtime loss in Chicago
Vancouver Province-- Luongo says Schneider is his equal
Vancouver Province-- Bolland says Blackhawks in control heading into Game 7
Vancouver Province-- Burrows, Kesler, Raymond line a change that worked despite overtime loss
Vancouver Province-- One chapter left in book that's been painful to read
Vancouver Province-- Will Ballard replace Alberts for crucial Game 7?
Vancouver Province-- Canucks in seven: they've done it before
Vancouver Province-- Bell tolls on Sedins 
Vancouver Province-- Luongo will start Game 7
Vancouver Province-- Bickell out with wrist injury, but key Blackhawks bristling with confidence
Vancouver Province-- Game 7 loss will change face of Canucks for years to come
Vancouver Province-- Bolland happy to get his lick back on Hamhuis
Vancouver Province-- Gillis has nothing to lose, takes issue with officiating in playoff series...
Vancouver Province-- GM Gillis aims to inspire Canucks
Vancouver Province-- Luongo weeps tonight and other Chicago jabs at Canucks
Vancouver Sun-- Chicago beats Canucks in overtime to force 'do or die' Game 7
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks' goalie gamble doesn't pay off
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks, with more to fear than fear itself, wrap their heads around Game 7
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks' Sami whammy strikes again, as Alberts returns under fire
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks' Bolland super again in win over Canucks
Globe and Mail-- Canucks: game of their lives and more
Globe and Mail-- Blackhawks go from hunted to hunter
Globe and Mail-- Canucks find easy scapegoat in referees
Globe and Mail-- Overtime loss has Chicago columnists gloating
Globe and Mail-- Canucks desperate to reverse Blackhawks' momentum
National Post-- One game could define a franchise
Chicago Tribune-- Game 7s both thrilling and chilling
Chicago Tribune-- Kane says pressure is on Canucks in Game 7
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks have similarities to the 3 NHL teams that overcame...
Chicago Tribune-- Bickell out 6-8 weeks following wrist surgery
Chicago Tribune-- Toews still hasn't lit lamp in playoffs
Chicago Tribune-- Overtime or not, Esposito didn't change way he played in goal
Chicago Tribune-- Smith's OT goal sends series back to Vancouver
Chicago Tribune-- Luongo benched, then gives up OT winner in relief
Chicago Tribune-- Smith front and centre after getting to front of net, scoring OT winner
Chicago Tribune-- Bolland gets his revenge
Chicago Tribune-- On night of surprises Smith's OT goal the sweetest
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks say "Thank You sir, may I have another shot a Luongo"
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks get impolite salute in Vancouver
Chicago Sun Times-- Pumped up Blackhawks going for 'Nuck-out' in Game 7 ...
Chicago Sun Times-- Rookie Ben Smith turns overnight sensation
Chicago Sun Times-- Bolland entertains media, but Canucks not laughing
Chicago Sun Times-- Canucks coach's folly was benching goalie Roberto Luongo
Chicago Sun Times-- Six players who helped shift Hawks-Canucks series
Chicago Sun Times-- Ben Smith's OT goal keeps Blackhawks alive, forces Game 7
Chicago Sun Times-- Hawks' Brian Bickell undergoes wrist surgery
Chicago Sun Times-- Bolland's return helps out offense
Chicago Sun Times-- Smith excelling in hero's role
Chicago Sun Times-- If Canucks' weren't spooked before, Game 6 likely did trick
Chicago Sun Times-- Canuck goalie swap didn't matter
Chicago Daily Herald-- Hawks pay no mind to complaint by Canucks' GM
Chicago Daily Herald-- Canadian soldier cheers on Hawks in Afghanistan
Chicago Daily Herald-- Surgery knocks Bickell out of Hawks' Game 7
Chicago Daily Herald-- Bickell went as long as he could
Chicago Daily Herald-- Crawford the difference for Hawks
Chicago Daily Herald-- Hawks get it done their way
Chicago Daily Hearld-- Bolland continues to make difference for Hawks
Chicago Daily Herald-- Canucks could use situation as motivator
Chicago Daily Herald-- Game 7 a new deal for most Hawks

Game Five, April 21

Vancouver Province-- Canucks "not proud" of 5-0 loss to Blackhawks
Vancouver Province-- Luongo doesn't deserve Vingeault's reflexive Game 6 nod
Vancouver Province-- Invasive paranoia choking Canucks
Vancouver Province-- What happened? Canucks go down 5-0 to Blackhawks
Vancouver Province-- Blackhawks have answers, after raising questions
Vancouver Province-- Canucks looking like 2010 implosion replay
Vancouver Province-- Is this a meltdown?
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks expose very "beatable" Canucks
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks clobbered 5-0 by Blackhawks in Game 5
Vancouver Sun-- For Canucks, promise to panic?
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawk Brouwer's grandma picks right game to see
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks - Blackhawks, Game 5: Game within a game
Globe and Mail-- Blackhawks owning Luongo right now
Globe and Mail-- Vigneault still confident with Luongo in Canucks net
Globe and Mail-- Canucks suffer another meltdown
National Post-- Toews may get last laugh in Canucks series
National Post-- In Vancouver C is for Choke
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks cream Canucks 5-0
Chicago Tribune-- Nice when you score early
Chicago Tribune-- Canucks' Luongo refuses to bow to Hawks after battering
Chicago Tribune-- Playoffs bringing out the best in Keith
Chicago Tribune-- With Seabrook still out, Hawks call on Scott again
Chicago Tribune-- Frolik and Campoli want to stay with Hawks
Chicago Tribune-- Canucks know series direction has shifted
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks cut Canucks' series lead to 3-2, hatred rages on
Chicago Sun Times-- Hawks' forward trio faring quite well
Chicago Sun Times-- Luongo out, Schneider in Canucks net in Game 6...
Chicago Sun Times-- Canucks have some adjustments in mind to slow Hawks' momentum
Chicago Sun Times-- Underestimating the Blackhawks a big mistake
Chicago Sun Times-- Hair's the situation: Luongo still tough
Chicago Daily Herald-- Hawks back in series with 5-0 rout
Chicago Daily Herald-- Seabrook misses second straight game
Chicago Daily Herald-- Bolland proving his value to Hawks again
Chicago Daily Herald-- Hawks turn Canucks to dust
Chicago Daily Herald-- With Hawks' comeback, Vancouver feels the pressure

Game Four, April 19

Vancouver Province-- Canucks resurrect dead Blackhawks, fall 7-2 in Game Four
Vancouver Province-- Big Canucks letdown after weeks of buildup
Vancouver Province-- Aquilini and Gillis trade barbs with obnoxious Hawks fans
Vancouver Sun-- Super Dave leads Blackhawks to crushing win over Canucks
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks pull a disappearing act in Hawks' drubbing
Globe and Mail-- 'Hawks pound Canucks to stay alive
Globe and Mail-- Masked men make the difference
Globe and Mail-- Chicago columnist calls Canucks 'gutless'
National Post-- Blackhawks rout Canucks to stay alive
Chicago Tribune-- Where have these Hawks been?
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks send series back to Vancouver
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks make Canucks roll over
Chicago Tribune-- Triumphant return for Bolland
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks finally show some fight against Canucks
Chicago Tribune-- Bolland return sparks Game 4 win
Chicago Tribune-- Scott shakes things up against Canucks
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks prove it's not over yet with dominating Game 4 win
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks' Dave Bolland returns to play the hero
Chicago Sun Times-- Hawks' defines does Brent Seabrook proud
Chicago Sun Times-- Hawks' finally get hit parade started
Chicago Sun Times-- Hawks, Canucks talk up Game 5
Chicago Sun Times-- Hawks know now's not time for predictions
Chicago Sun Times-- Canucks just want to move on
Chicago Daily Herald-- Bolland key in Hawks' rout of Canucks
Chicago Daily Herald-- Hawks stay alive, beat Canucks 7-2
Chicago Daily Herald-- Luongo shrugs off his bad night
Chicago Daily Herald-- Bieksa fires back at Scott
Chicago Daily Herald-- Toews sees rivalry with Canucks as 'bigger' than Detroit
Chicago Daily Herald-- Canucks prove gutless against Hawks
Chicago Daily Herald-- Bolland comes roaring back

Game Three, April 17

Globe and Mail-- Canucks push Hawks to the brink
Globe and Mail-- Torres in hot water again after questionable hit
Globe and Mail-- Vigneault comes to the defence of Torres
Globe and Mail-- Are we really cheering for the Canadian team?
Globe and Mail-- Hawks' Seabrook misses Game 4
National Post-- Canucks continue to quash Blackhawks
Vancouver Province-- Hansen steps up and takes a shot at Blackhawks: "We've played better"
Vancouver Province- Risky handling of fuzzy-headed star players could come back to haunt Hawks
Vancouver Province-- Henrik Sedin finally fusses up: A sweep of Hawks would be sweet
Vancouver Province-- Canucks dominate series with 3-2 win in Chicago
Vancouver Province-- Canucks leading with lip, and in the series
Vancouver Province-- Canucks shake off Hawks best shot
Vancouver Province-- Stars in one minute flat
Vancouver Province-- Canucks weathering Chicago windstorm well
Vancouver Province-- Torres hit on Seabrook could prove costly
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks take stranglehold on series with 3-2 win over Blackhawks
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks vs Blackhawks: Interesting stats from the series so far
Vancouver Sun-- Canuck Raffi Torres' demolition hit wrong, and he should pay for it
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks out of answers? Canucks are just better
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks' Mikael Samuelsson takes sick leave, then scores game-winner
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks dearly miss 'Ryan Kesler Lite'
Chicago Tribune-- Blackhawks on brink of elimination
Chicago Tribune-- Win four games in a row? The Hawks haven't won two periods in a row yet
Chicago Tribune-- Quenneville has major beef with Torres' hit on Seabrook
Chicago Tribune-- Towes on hit by Canucks' Torres: "We'll deal with it accordingly"
Chicago Tribune-- Luongo comes up big for Canucks
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks almost gone as Canucks shove them to brink of elimination
Chicago Sun Times-- Canucks negating Hawks' defensemen
Chicago Sun Times-- Bolland believes he should be ready for Game 4
Chicago Sun Times-- Torres public enemy No. 1
Chicago Sun Times-- Last year's Stanley Cup will have to be enough for Blackhawks
Chicago Sun Times-- Corey Crawford not in mix for rookie award
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks try to avoid Canucks' sweep without Seabrook
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks are an angry bunch as they look to avoid series sweep
Chicago Sun Times-- Brent Seabrook disagrees with NHL's ruling on Raffi Torres' hit
Chicago Sun Times-- Canucks' brutality belies their kind words about Blackhawks
Chicago Daily Herald-- Hawks take another hit: Seabrook out tonight
Chicago Daily Herald-- Hawks' Crawford snubbed in rooking voting

Game Two, April 15

Globe and Mail-- Canucks humble 'Hawks
National Post-- Canucks stand tall against Blackhawks
National Post-- Blackhawks hope they've solved Luongo
Vancouver Province-- Slight erosion in Luongo's game Friday makes tonight interesting
Vancouver Province-- Chicago players will look to create second - and - third chance shots...
Vancouver Province-- Blackhawks' big guns should be blushing at power play futility
Vancouver Province-- Resilient Canucks learning to bear down for the kill
Vancouver Province-- Torres won't be reining in his physical style
Vancouver Province-- Hansen's scoring is a bonus for Canucks
Vancouver Province-- Canucks' game two win over Hawks a pendulum
Vancouver Province-- Do Canucks have the killer instinct
Vancouver Province-- Kesler's muscle critical to Canucks' game two win
Vancouver Province-- Plenty of drama as Canucks take game two with 4-3 win
Vancouver Province-- Kesler's muscle critical to Canucks' game two win
Vancouver Province-- No word on Samuelsson for game two
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks adding John Scott to their lineup a sign of desperation
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks hope return home can slow down Canucks
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks now road warriors in playoff battle versus Hawks
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks' Great Dane Hansen a hero in the trenches, on the scoresheet
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks stars shine, spearhead 4-3 win over Blackhawks
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks' Big Four on the floor, as Canucks take charge
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks' Ben Smith shaky after emotional roller coaster
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks - Blackhawks, Game 2: Game within a game
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawk Troy Brouwer glad dad Don doing well in North Delta
Chicago Sun Times-- Canucks stay physical, thwart Blackhawks' rally in Game 2
Chicago Sun Times-- Playoff first-timers in for an experience
Chicago Sun Times-- Knee OK, Sharp isn't worried by hits to come

Chicago Sun Times-- Hawks' stars need a solution for Ryan Kesler
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks to get physical tonight against Canucks in Game 3
Chicago Sun Times-- The hole truth: Hawks stuck in it
Chicago Sun Times-- Top Hawks scorer Ben Smith living his dream
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks dig themselves 2-0 hole against Canucks
Chicago Tribune-- Is that the best that the Hawks' best players can give them?
Chicago Tribune-- No excuses: Sharp says knee fine
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks' Smith scores 2 goals in 4-3 setback

Game One April 13, 2011

Globe and Mail-- Canucks again the best in Game 1
Globe and Mail-- Thoughts on a Canuck victory
National Post-- Kesler vs. Toews a battle to savour
National Post-- Canucks send physical message to Hawks
National Post-- Canucks get the jump on Blackhawks
Vancouver Sun-- 'Different' Canucks look to end second-game jinx
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks goalie Crawford lets his game do the talking
Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks aim to flip the switch ... but can they?
Vancouver Sun-- Roberto Luongo stars as Canucks shut out Blackhawks
Vancouver Sun-- Canuck foot soldiers make a statement
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks beat the butterflies, too good for the Hawks
Vancouver Sun-- Canuck Alex Edler hits Chicago hard
Vancouver Province-- Canucks know the Hawks will be better tonight
Vancouver Province-- Pisani draws back in for first postseason appearance since the magic of 06
Vancouver Province-- Luongo was brilliant beyond superlatives
Vancouver Province-- Blackhawks monkey off Canucks back with shutout series opener
Vancouver Province-- This Time. This City. This Team. This Season.
Vancouver Province-- Canuck Torre's bad week gets worse with bout of food poisoning
Chicago Sun Times-- Bolland to sit out again
Chicago Sun Times-- Crawford gets crash course in playoffs
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks' Dave Bolland, Tomas Kopecky out for Game 2
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks need to respond to Canucks' hit parade
Chicago Sun Times-- What the Blackhawks can do to win Game 2 against Canucks
Chicago Sun Times-- For third season straight, Hawks lose playoff opener to Canucks
Chicago Sun Times-- In NHL playoffs, all you need is luck
Chicago Sun Times-- Playoffs pump up Crawford
Chicago Tribune-- Scott gets weighty task for Hawks
Chicago Tribune-- It's simple: Luongo can't stop what he can't see
Chicago Tribune-- Toews remains doggedly determined
Chicago Tribune-- Easy won't do it for Blackhawks in Game 2
Chicago Tribune-- Luongo preparing for increased pressure
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks' Bolland still out, won't play in Game 2
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks and Canucks want to learn from past
Chicago Tribune-- Blackhawks' Kane vs Canucks' Kesler
Chicago Tribune-- In Game 2, Hawks need greatest hits
Chicago Tribune-- Limiting Canucks' Sedins key for Blackhawks
Chicago Tribune-- Pisani would like to duplicate star turn in 2006 playoffs
Chicago Tribune-- Crowded crease greets Hawks goalie Crawford
Chicago Tribune-- Anytime the Hawks want to be ready to start a playoff game, fine by me
Chicago Tribune-- Luongo keeps Hawks from getting on track
Chicago Tribune-- Canucks want Hawks series to be big hit

Series Preview

Vancouver Sun-- Blackhawks' goalie Crawford will try to repeat Niemi's feat
Vancouver Sun-- Daniel Sedin can't wait to get started, but here's a cautionary tale for Canucks
Vancouver Sun-- Respect for 'Hawks more than lip service
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks shouldn't be haunted by 'ghosts of the past'
Vancouver Sun-- There's another side to Mischevious Kane
Vancouver Sun-- 'We're a tough team to beat: 'Bieksa
Vancouver Sun-- 'Confident' Canucks look forward to meeting Blackhawks
Vancouver Sun-- Bolland not quite ready to face Canucks
Vancouver Sun-- On top of his game, Roberto Luongo saves quest for last
Vancouver Province-- Poised Luongo quietly gears up for a memorable postseason
Vancouver Province-- Days of destiny set up the Canucks' future
Vancouver Province-- Kesler's work ethic wins games
Vancouver Province-- Big chance is here and it's down to teamwork
Vancouver Province-- Enjoy Ehrhoff while you still can
Vancouver Province-- 5 key questions for the Canucks
Vancouver Province-- Sedins know well that Canucks’ core players have something to prove
Vancouver Province-- Blackhawks' goaltending philosophy faces test
Vancouver Province-- Chicago pest Bolland still out with concussion
Vancouver Province-- Canucks believe Luongo's play will do the talking in playoff series
Vancouver Province-- Hawks confident they can get to Luongo, again
Chicago Sun Times-- Are Hawks really the team to beat? Canucks' Henrik Sedin thinks so
Chicago Sun Times-- Canucks' Bieksa: Hawks still easy to hate despite changes
Chicago Sun Times-- Troy Brouwer will play in Game 1 vs Canucks
Chicago Sun Times-- Do the Blackhawks have a man who can rattle Roberto Luongo
Chicago Sun Times-- Bolland's a feel-good story finally
Chicago Sun Times-- Canucks vs Blackhawks series breakdown
Chicago Tribune-- The Luongo and winding road
Chicago Tribune-- Canucks trying to avoid mind games against Hawks
Chicago Tribune-- Bolland getting better quickly; Brouwer says he's ready
Chicago Tribune-- Hair cut: Canucks' Glass rips mullet of Blackhawks Kane
Chicago Tribune-- Canucks goalie altered style this season
Chicago Tribune-- How the Hawks and Canucks match up
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks hope to make most of 2nd chance
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks to have hands full with Sedin twins? Check
Chicago Tribune-- Bolland, Brouwer likely to return for playoffs
Chicago Tribune -- Sharp, Hawks can't wait to get started
Chicago Tribune-- Canucks won't mind power on power vs Blackhawks
Globe and Mail-- Canucks hope lineup depth prevails
Globe and Mail-- Pressure on Canucks' other dynamic duo
Globe and Mail-- 10 Questions: Blackhawks vs. Canucks
National Post-- Kesler's value goes beyond the statsheet
National Post-- It sure sounds like Vancouver's year

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