Playoff Game 1: Canucks 2 v. Blackhawks 0

Canucks lead the series 1-0.

Quick Recap

Chicago slid into that eighth spot despite losing to Detroit in their last game of the regular season. Vancouver won the President’s trophy.

Chicago has defeated Vancouver the past two playoffs, getting the job done in six games both times. Last year of course going on to win Lord Stanley’s Cup. These, plus a plethora of historical meetings brings these two teams to Vancouver tonight. Round one.

Goaltender Roberto Luongo made the saves all night, playing with the solidity that helped the Canucks clinch that number one spot.

The only scoring for the game took place in the first period, and despite some frustrated ending scraples, only five penalties were dealt out throughout regulation.

At the end of the day at Roger’s arena, the Canucks get the shutout and the win, but only out shot the Hawks 33-32.

They meet again Friday at 10 p.m.

Scoring Summary

First Period

VAN GOAL 7:03 Chris Higgins (1): Tip-In – Assists: K. Bieksa (1) & R. Kesler (1)

VAN GOAL 10:23 Jannik Hansen (1): Wrist Shot – Assists: M. Samuelsson (1)

3 Stars

3rd Star: Corey Crawford (31 saves in his playoff debut)
2nd Star: Jannik Hansen (1 goal)
1st Star: Roberto Luongo (32 saves, shutout)