Taking some solace in the silver lining

With a win over the Hawks, the Canucks avoided becoming hockey's lovable losers

Updated: April 27, 2011, 9:24 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

The bad news: The Chicago Blackhawks' season is over.

The good news: Rogers Arena didn't become Wrigley Field.

We know how that would feel.

As disappointing as the 2-1 overtime loss to end the Blackhawks' season was, if you were watching the Canucks and their fans celebrate, knowing how tortured they've been over their history, you couldn't help but feel a tinge of relief for them.

Could you imagine losing this one? The city might have burned. ...

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