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Whole new series: Hawks try to tie up Canucks

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CHICAGO (AP) - Even when the Chicago Blackhawks were trailing Vancouver 3-0 in their opening-round playoff series, captain Jonathan Toews (tayvz) was convinced the Canucks were a beatable team.

Now he and the defending Stanley Cup champ Blackhawks have two straight lopsided victories to prove it. And they can tie the series up Sunday at the United Center.

Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo, so sharp the first three games, has given up 10 goals from Chicago's last 40 shots. He was pulled both times in the Blackhawks' 7-2 and 5-0 victories that have created a whole new series.

Luongo will still get the starter's nod as the Canucks - who had the league's best record in the regular season - try to regroup and wrap up the series Sunday.

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