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No miracle on ice this year for Hawks

Courtesy of MCT Campus (4/27/11)

Hawks goalie Corey Crawford skates alone after a crushing series loss in Game Seven to the Canucks.

David Skowronski, Staff Reporter

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The historic miracle on ice for the Blackhawks ended abruptly in an intense four period game. The Hawks had their backs to wall the whole series, dropping the first three games to the Canucks. Then they posted a three game winning streak of their own and battled every minute of every shift. Bu,t even with all the hard work, the Hawks couldn’t pull out a series win.

The battle between the Hawks and Canucks ended 5:22 into the overtime period. Hawks goalie Corey Crawford played an outstanding game in the net, stopping 36 out of 38 shots.

The one goal for the Hawks came with under two minutes left in the third period. The goal was scored shorthanded because of a recently called two minute minor penalty on Duncan Keith. The goal was scored by the team captain Jonathan Towes in the final minute of the third period. Marian Hossa and Brent Seabrook assisted him. That was the final goal the Hawks would score in the game and their season.

The goal that ended the season was the overtime goal by Alex Burrows. The Canucks held the Hawks just enough in a nail bitter.

The Hawks were the eighth seed this year and Vancouver was the one seed. Still, that didn’t scare the Blackhawks as the took the challenge in this amazing and fun series to watch as viewers.

Faithful Hawks fans will have to wait next year for the pursuit of the Stanley Cup to begin again.

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