VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 12 (UPI) -- Antti Nemi made 29 saves Tuesday to lead the Chicago Blackhawks into the Western Conference finals with a 5-1 win over Vancouver.
Nemi kept the hometown Canucks off the scoreboard until the third period and set the stage for a finals series against San Jose.
Five Chicago players accounted for the five Chicago goals. Dustin Byfuglien had a goal and an assist.
Troy Brouwer and Kris Versteeg opened the scoring in early the second period with goals 36 seconds apart. Dave Bolland made it 3-0 with a shorthanded goal at 19:15 of the period.
O'Brien cut the Chicago lead to 3-1 at 3:44 of the third period; however, the Hawks responded with a goal by Patrick Kane at 8:17 and Byfuglien at 8:42.