Canucks 5 - Blackhawks 7

The Skinny: Patrick Kane notched his first career hat trick as the Blackhawks erased three different Canucks leads en route to the victory. Vancouver led 5-4 with less than eight minutes to play only to see Chicago score three times in just over three minutes. Jonathan Toews tallied twice and added an assist in the victory while Daniel Sedin scored his only two goals of the series in the loss.

The third: Vancouver twice held one-goal leads in the final frame but was once again bested by Chicago in the late going. The Hawks outscored the Canucks 13-5 in the third periods of this series.

The shock: Normally at his best when the spotlight is brightest, Roberto Luongo had the worst outing of his playoff career. Luongo allowed seven goals on just 30 shots, six of them in the final 37 minutes.

The power players: Chicago was superb with the man advantage in the series clincher, scoring three goals on four opportunities.

The rating: Easily the best game of the series. Back and forth all night long with physical play to boot. 5 out of 5 stars.

The next game: Sometime in early October.

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