Wild Overmatched By Blackhawks, Fall To 0-2 In Series
On Friday night the Chicago Blackhawks showed why they were the best team in hockey during the regular season, defeating the Minnesota Wild 5-2.
Right from the start of the game the Blackhawks were dominate. They spent the majority of the first period in the Wild’s zone. However, Wild goaltender Josh Harding only allowed one goal to Michael Frolik in the first.
Just 49 seconds into the second period Frolik got a shorthanded goal to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead. Minnesota’s Devin Setoguchi cut the lead to 2-1 with a late goal in the second.
Chicago answered back with another quick goal in the third when Patrick Sharp scored. Sharp scored again at 14:08 of the third.
The Wild tried to make a comeback late with a goal from Marco Scandella that cut the lead to 4-2.
But Bryan Bickell scored an empty net goal in the final minute of the game to seal the win for the Blackhawks.
The Wild now trail the best-of-seven series 0-2. Game 3 of the series is back in Minnesota on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.