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“Joel Quenneville put out his first line of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Viktor Stalberg along with defensemen Duncan Keith and Nick Boynton. Neither Boynton nor Stalberg normally play on the power play, and Quenneville claimed he was just rolling his four lines and regular defensive pairings, and those five players were up next. "We basically embarrassed ourselves tonight in front of our fans, and they did everything they could tonight to rub it in our face -- 6-0 and they throw their No. 1 power play unit when it's 5-on-3," Vigneault said that night. "They have every right to do that. They did it. They were pushing it, and they did." Vigneault reiterated that stance Friday morning in almost the same language. "I think it's every team's right to do what they want," he said. "Obviously, we weren't very good. Five-on-three you sent Kane and Toews on the ice. They have every right to do that. They did it. And that's it." Vigneault was told that Quenneville said that was just the next line up and Boynton and Stalberg do not normally play on the power play. "C'mon, be serious here, let's go," Vigneault shot back. "Toews and Kane, it's 6-0 going into the third. What do you think? Let's be serious." Vigneault was asked when is the right time to take your foot off the gas. "We just came from Calgary, and were up 6-2 with 3 minutes and my top players never saw the ice," he said. "We had a power play and they didn't see the ice. Everybody has their way of doing things. There is nothing wrong with what they did. It's within the rules. They do things their way and we do things ours." Quenneville says Vigneault couldn't be further from the truth. "I just know our intentions were just the opposite of what we got accused of from my point of view," Quenneville said. The Hawks are now 2-1 against Vancouver this year after eliminating the Canucks in each of the last two postseasons. Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.
Toews and Kane; it's 6-0 going into the third. What do you think? Let's be serious.” --Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault