Canucks learn lesson vs. Hawks

May, 10, 2010
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Isaacson By Melissa Isaacson
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Vancouver Canucks defenseman Shane O'Brien furrowed his brow rather thoughtfully Sunday night before answering the question. Not that he had a choice.

With six stitches and some skin adhesive holding the bridge of his nose together, O'Brien pondered the irony that as a victim, his blood splattered across the ice in a second-period collision with Dustin Byfuglien's stick, he may have felt better than he did from the other side.

"I wouldn't say better," O'Brien said with a laugh, "but it feels good right now."

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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