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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Blackhawks rebound, even series at 1-all

Associated Press

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Boston defenseman Andrew Ference, top, and Philadelphia center Blair Betts collide in Game 2.

CHARLES KRUPA | Associated Press

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CHICAGO Kris Versteeg scored go the go-ahead goal from the left circle with 1:30 left and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 last night to even the Western Conference semifinals at 1-1.

Patrick Kane added an empty-netter to seal the win with 47.7 seconds left. Patrick Sharp tied the game earlier in the third for Chicago with a short-handed goal.

Game 3 will be played tomorrow night in Vancouver.

"We've managed to respond after tough losses all season long," Sharp said. "We say after every game that the next one is the biggest."

Vancouver scored twice in the first 5:02 of the game. Mason Raymond had a goal, and Mikael Samuelsson added a power-play tally. Brent Seabrook brought the Blackhawks within a goal in the first.

Chicago's Antti Niemi finished with 24 saves. Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots for Vancouver.


BOSTON Milan Lucic scored to break a third-period tie with 2:57 left and Boston edged Philadelphia, 3-2, to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals.

Tuukka Rask made 24 saves for Boston.

Brian Boucher stopped 24 shots for the Flyers, who will host Game 3 tomorrow night in Philadelphia.

Miroslav Satan had a goal and two assists for Boston, and Johnny Boychuk also scored for the Bruins, who won Game 1 in overtime on Marc Savard's goal.

Danny Briere scored for the Flyers, and assisted on Mike Richards' goal for his fourth straight multiple-point game of the playoffs.

The Bruins have won seven in a row at home.