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Tuesday's games: Playoff points to watch

No. 1 Vancouver Canucks at No. 8 Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m. ET

  • The Blackhawks are trying to avoid becoming the third defending Stanley Cup champion to be swept in a best-of-seven series. The 1952 Maple Leafs and the 2003 Red Wings are the other two teams.

  • The Canucks have only swept one best-of-seven series in their history, the 2009 Western Conference quarterfinals against the Blues.

  • Daniel Sedin has five points in the past two games after not recording a point in Game 1.

  • The last time the Hawks were down 3-0 in a series was the 1995 Western Conference finals. They won Game 4 but lost the series in Game 5.

  • Chicago has not been swept in a playoof series since the 1993 Norris Division semifinals against the Blues.

No. 2 San Jose Sharks at No. 7 Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m. ET

  • Jarret Stoll returns after being suspended for Game 2 for an illegal hit on San Jose's Ian White.

  • The Kings took a 2-1 series lead last year in the Western Conference quarterfinals, but the Canucks won the series in six games.

  • Before the 2009-10 postseason, the last time the Kings were up 2-1 in a postseason series was the 1993 Western Conference finals against the Maple Leafs when Barry Melrose was the coach. Los Angeles won the series in seven games.

  • The Sharks are 3-for-21 on the power play against the Kings this season, including the postseason.

  • All three of the Kings' goals in Game 2 were scored by defensemen with the goalie being screened.