Roberto Luongo made an early lead stand up and the Vancouver Canucks regained home-ice advantage by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
Burned by the Blackhawks' speed in the first two games, the Canucks were able to offset it with better puck control and an aggressive physical defense, despite the absence of versatile defenseman Sami Salo, who missed the game with an injury.
Game 4 is back at the United Center on Thursday night before the series returns to Vancouver for Game 5 on Saturday night.
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