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Sunday, April 24, 2011
First-period wrap: Canucks 2, Hawks 1


CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks trailed the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 after the first period at the United Center in Game 6 of their Western Conference quarterfinal on Sunday.

Vancouver got on the board first with an early wrap-around goal by Daniel Sedin, but the Hawks responded late in the period after a smothering forecheck by Dave Bolland resulted in a turnover and then a goal by Bryan Bickell.

But the Canucks retook the lead after Chris Campoli whiffed on a clearing attempt in the middle of the ice in the Hawks zone. Alex Burrows fired the turnover past Corey Crawford for the goal.

Bickell’s score came against surprise starter Cory Schneider. Schneider replaced Roberto Luongo in goal just before the game.

After a quick start by Vancouver, play shifted in the Hawks’ favor, until the late goal. The Hawks had nine shots on net, the Canucks had seven.