Wild Blanked 3-0 By Blackhawks, Now Down 3-1
The Minnesota Wild disappointed their fans last night at Xcel Energy Center, losing 3-0 to the Blackhawks in game four of the series and now falling behind three games to one.
The Wild had six power play opportunities and couldn’t cash in.
Patrick Sharp scored two goals for the Blackhawks, who ratcheted up their defense to put the Wild on the brink of elimination. The Blackhawks were stingy on defense and gave Minnesota fits all night.
The Wild had another goalie get hurt when Josh Harding’s injury forced Darcy Kuemper into action after the first intermission. Sharp scored on Chicago’s first shot at the rookie 62 seconds into the second period.
Game five will be back in Chicago on Thursday night, and it will be an elimination game for the Wild.