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NHL: Chicago 5, Vancouver 0

April 22, 2011 at 12:53 AM   |   Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 22 (UPI) -- Marian Hossa and Duncan Keith both had two goals Thursday and Corey Crawford recorded his first post-season shutout in Chicago's 5-0 win over Vancouver.

After losing the first three games of the Western Conference quarterfinal series, the Blackhawks outscored the top-seeded Canucks in the fourth and fifth contests by a combined score of 12-2.

Chicago will host Game 6 Sunday and a Blackhawks win in that one would force a deciding showdown in Vancouver Tuesday.

Hossa opened the scoring 5:54 into the game with a power-play goal and Keith tallied his first of the contest just 24 seconds later. Patrick Kane made it 3-0 before the first period was over and both Hossa and Keith added second-period tallies.

Crawford, in his first full season with the Blackhawks, appeared in only his sixth playoff game. He stopped 37 shots.

Roberto Luongo allowed four goals on a mere eight shots before being replaced in the second period by Cory Schneider.

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