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GAME CHANGER winners - 4/30 to 5/4

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Welcome to the Game Changer Results page. You check out the clips, you vote, and we'll announce your choice as best Game Changer of each night of the playoffs, each morning right here, and only on

Be sure to check back often, as we present a fresh batch of Game Changer efforts, and each morning, as we present the winners. And be sure to vote early and often, to let your voice be heard for the most important play, as chosen by the fans, of each night of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs.



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Chicago at Vancouver - Game 1

Salo finishes Hawks: Having seen their three-goal lead disappear in the third period, the Canucks seemed to be on the ropes. But Sami Salo reassured the Vancouver faithful that this Canucks team was here to win.

Kyle Wellwood came out of the Vancouver defensive zone and found Mason Raymond streaking up the ice. Raymond carried the puck in where it became a three-on-one for the Canucks with just defenseman Matt Walker back. Raymond made an unbelievable pass through the stick of Walker to Bernier, who snapped a quick shot that was stopped by Nikolai Khabibulin, but Sami Salo was there to bang home the rebound.

Salo's goal with 1:13 left in regulation lifted the Canucks to a critical Game 1 victory over the Blackhawks.

FINAL SCORE: Canucks 5, Blackhawks 3


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