NHL Playoffs 2011: Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Game 4 Live Blog

Joe Favia@joe_faviaCorrespondent IIApril 19, 2011

The fourth game of the first-round playoff series between the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks will be played tonight at the United Center in Chicago.

The Canucks have the chance to take the "defending" tag off the champion Blackhawks tonight, while Chicago will battle to extend the series and send it back to Canada.

The Canucks dominated the first two games of the series; the third game was closer, though the Canucks again prevailed.

Game 4 tonight will be shrouded in controversy. Brent Seabrook will not be playing after getting injured following a hit from Raffi Torres, but Torres will suit up after his hit was deemed legal by NHL brass.

Dave Bolland, who has been out for quite a bit of time for Chicago, will be returning tonight to perhaps cause a bit of havoc.

In any case, this will be an interesting night to see if the Blackhawks have any fight left in them, or if the Canucks are going to get the ultimate revenge against the team that has ended their season the past two years.

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