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

Joe FaviaCorrespondent IIApril 19, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 19: Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his 2nd period goal against the Vancouver Canucks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 19, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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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.