Chicago Blackhawks Ben Smith (C) reacts with teammate Marian Hossa (R) after his game-winning goal against the Vancouver Canucks in overtime of Game 6 in their NHL Western Conference quarter-final hockey game in Chicago, April 24, 2011. On the left is Vancouver Canucks Daniel Sedin.

The defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks have been playing with their backs to the wall since they dug themselves a 3-0 hole against the Vancouver Canucks.  But after a 7-2 win in Game 4 at the United Center and a 5-0 shutout in Vancouver the Hawks have been rejuvenated.

Tonight in Game 6 in Chicago the Blackhawks forced the Canucks to 7th heaven when Connecticut’s very own Ben Smith found the twine with 4:30 to play in the first overtime period.

No one, this side of the New York Mets, collapse like the Vancouver Canucks.

Game 7 is Tuesday night, who will be the hero?

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