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Blackhawks Thu May 06 2010

Bravo Byfuglien!

Really, that's all that needs to be said. Dustin Byfuglien just owned the Vancouver Canucks, notching a hat trick and 6 hits in the Blackhawks 5-2 win last night. He got in front of the net, frustrated Roberto Luongo and the 'Nucks D-men, and was a physical force all over the ice. He got on the scoresheet and inside Vancouver's heads. Now, if only he had the determination to play that type of game all season long...though Vancouver in the postseason seems to bring out the best in him based on the past two years. After filling in ably on defense the past month, Buff's reward was a top line pairing with Jonathon Toews and Patrick Kane, and he took full advantage. Big tip and toss of the hat to Big Buff.

Antti Niemi also was stellar, making some incredible first-period saves to keep the Canucks off the scoreboard while outplaying Luongo, who left juicy rebound after juicy rebound for Buff and the Blackhawks to take advantage of.

Full video highlights of Game 3 after the jump. The two teams return to action tomorrow at 8:30 CST in Vancouver, with the Hawks looking to extend their 2-1 series lead. The game is exclusive to Versus, so fans missing the channel should head out to one of the official Blackhawk bars to catch all the action, which, if the last few games have proven anything, there should be plenty of.

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