VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -The Chicago Blackhawks packed for a long road trip, but the Vancouver Canucks would like to send them home early for an unwanted Game 7.
The Canucks stayed alive in the Western Conference semifinal series with a 4-1 win in Chicago on Sunday that closed the deficit in the best-of-seven series to 3-2. Now they must now find a way to win Game 6 on Tuesday at home, where the Blackhawks won Games 3 and 4 by a score of 12-6.
It was in stark contrast to the regular season, when the Canucks had the NHL's second-best home record, set a franchise record with 30 wins, and hadn't lost consecutive games in regulation until last week. It might be time to bring the road style back home.