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Hawks Rewind: Game 2 of 2010 Western Conference Semifinals

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Hawks Rewind: Game 2 of 2010 Western Conference Semifinals

Game 2 of the 2010 Western Conference Semifinals proved to be a big one for the Blackhawks against the Vancouver Canucks. It re-airs tonight on NBC Sports Chicago at 7 p.m. central. 

The Hawks needed to shift the momentum in the series after the Canucks led 1-0 following a 5-1 victory in Game 1 over Chicago.

The Blackhawks trailed 2-0 just 5:02 into Game 2 off goals from Mason Raymond and Mikael Samuelsson.

Then, they were down 2-1 off a goal from Brent Seabrook later in the first. The score stuck until the third period.

Patrick Sharp got on the board with a shorthanded goal at 6:49 of the final frame. Then, Kris Versteeg scored his first playoff goal of 2010 at 18:30, followed by a marker from Patrick Kane 42 seconds later for the 4-2 final score.

Antti Niemi finished the game with 24 saves and Roberto Luongo made 30 stops.

Early in the 2010 series with Vancouver was when Chicago fans really took notice of how forward Dave Bolland got in top players like the Sedin twins' heads and limited their productivity in big games.

Bolland talked about his role, which was always most noticeable against Vancouver, on the upcoming "Blackhawks Talk" podcast that will be released on Friday.

"It was just always a great time and a great task and I knew I always had to be ready going up against the top players like the Sedin twins and the Joe Thornton's, a few other players I always lined up against," Bolland said. "It was great to get to have a role like that and to make sure that, 'Hey, if I'm not ready for this game, we could be [losing] pretty quick here because there's some good players to go up against and I knew I had to be ready and I had to go out there and do my job against these top guys."

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Blackhawks' Patrick Kane issues statement against racism

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane issues statement against racism

On Friday, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane authored a Twitter thread against racism composed of four tweets that read as follows:

"Racism and injustice in our country must end.  

"As a white male in this society, I will never truly understand. But I want to help in this fight for change - and I know I cannot do that in silence. 

"I’m here to listen and to educate myself – but most importantly, to act. While I have so much more to learn and do, I was inspired by @jahmal_cole words, ‘What’s something simple I can do that will have a positive impact on my block?’

"Today, I’m contributing to Chicago’s own @mbmhmc (My Block, My Hood, My City) and @ASPChicago (All Stars Project of Chicago) and encourage others to learn more about the many inspirational and impactful organizations serving the black community.

"You may have seen this video already, but I think it’s important to share. It helped me begin to better understand systemic racism and open my eyes to the problems many may not be aware of."

Kane linked the following video, titled "Systemic Racism Explained", in his final tweet:

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Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews and Malcolm Subban participate in event for local youth

Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews and Malcolm Subban participate in event for local youth

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and goalie Malcolm Subban participated in a By the Hand Club event for Kids in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side Thursday. 

Per ChicagoBears.com, the event was coordinated by Bears outside linebacker Sam Acho. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and receiver Allen Robinson also took part in the function, along with Cubs players Jason Heyward and Jason Kipnis and the Bulls' Ryan Arcidiacono and Max Strus. 

The pro athletes spoke with children and representatives from the By the Hand Club, BUILD and the Westside Health Authority. Chicago police officers also joined to help form "healing circles." 

The group then took a bus tour of the neighborhood led by Alderman Emma Mitts and a youth leader from the By the Hand Club. Congressman Danny Davis also spoke to the group. 

The By the Hand Club for Kids is an after-school program whose mission is "helping children who live in under-resourced neighborhoods have an abundant life."

BUILD — Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership — an organization focusing on gang intervention, violence prevention and youth development, strives "to engage at-risk youth in schools and on the streets to help them realize their potential and contribute to our communities."



The Westside Health Authority provides services, promotes wellness and development, and encourages and enables growth, engagement and positive change. Its mission is "to use the capacity of local residents to improve the health and well-being of the community."

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