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Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa (3) tries to clear Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) from in front of Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) during the third period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa (3) tries to clear Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) from in front of Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) during the third period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

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