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Ryan Johnson confident in Blackhawks

Updated: April 11, 2011, 3:18 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Blackhawks center Ryan Johnson believes the Vancouver Canucks probably aren't thrilled to be facing the defending champion Hawks in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Johnson understands the mind-set in Vancouver after spending the last two seasons with the Canucks and being eliminated by Chicago in the conference semifinals both years.

The rivalry will be renewed on Wednesday when the Canucks host the Blackhawks, who didn't qualify for the playoffs until Sunday.

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