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Blackhawks Rout Canucks to Cut Deficit to 3-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Defenseman Duncan Keith had two goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks stayed alive in their Stanley Cup title defense, routing Vancouver 5-0 Thursday night to cut the Canucks' lead to 3-2 in the first-round series.

Marian Hossa, with his first two goals of the series, and Patrick Kane, with his first, also scored, and rookie Corey Crawford made 36 saves for his first playoff shutout.

Since losing the first three games of the best-of-seven series, Chicago has dominated a Canucks team that it eliminated from the playoffs the last two seasons.

The Blackhawks won the fourth game 7-2 in Chicago, and returns home for Game 6 on Sunday looking to become the fourth team to overcome a 3-0 series deficit.

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