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Blackhawks Eliminate Canucks; Return to Western Conference Finals
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Troy Brouwer and Kris Versteeg scored 36 seconds apart early in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the Vancouver Canucks in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals for the second straight year with a 5-1 win Tuesday night.

Dave Bolland scored on a short-handed breakaway with 45 seconds left in the second, and Patrick Kane and Dustin Byfuglien added breakaway goals 35 seconds apart in the third to send Chicago back to the Western Conference finals.

The Blackhawks will face the West's top-seeded team, the San Jose Sharks, with a trip to the Stanley Cup finals on the line.

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