Hawks Rewind: Blackhawks vs Canucks Game 3 Preview

Ben Eager, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Ben Eager, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Tonight, NBCS Chicago continues its replay of former Chicago Blackhawks’ games from the 2010 Stanley Cup run. At 7 PM CST, they will show Game 3 of the Semifinals against the Canucks.

After a 4-2 win on home ice to tie the series, the Chicago Blackhawks travel to Vancouver for Game 3 tonight.

In Game 2, there was a lot of blame to go around early when the Blackhawks fell behind two goals in this first period. What I like about this team is how focused they are. In the playoffs, falling down 2-0 in a game isn’t ideal. The Blackhawks made sure to turn the game around.

Brent Seabrook started the comeback with a goal late in the first period, followed up by three more goals in the third period to take the 4-2 win on home ice. What I don’t like is how the team lost their home-ice advantage. The Canucks can win their three home games and take the series. This game tonight is very important for Chicago.

First off, everyone needs to thank Kris Versteeg for an amazing game-winning goal. Versteeg played well in Game 2 and has made a positive impact on the team all playoffs long. Other key role players have done their job as well. It’s keeping the team on pace for a successful playoff run.

Tonight, Chicago needs to come out fast and get on the board first. Playing from behind on the road is a very dangerous game, especially against a physical team like the Canucks. This series has already taken a turn, it’ll get more physical as the series progresses.

I expect another close game, this time with the Blackhawks getting on the board early. They’re riding off of that hot streak, scoring four straight goals to end Game 2. If they can get on the board first, it’ll be a long night for the Canucks.

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The game is tonight at 7 PM CST on NBC Sports Chicago. Make sure to tune in.