STAR TRIBUNE’S Three Stars
1. Marian Hossa, Chicago: The veteran forward scored two goals and set up another as the Blackhawks’ top line broke loose.
2. Marcus Kruger, Chicago: A goal and an assist for the workmanlike center.
3. Jonathan Toews, Chicago: The Blackhawks captain had two assists and was 7-for-11 on faceoffs.
The Wild played well in the first period, but at 3:19 of the second period, Kruger beat Josh Harding to make it 2-0 and start the Blackhawks’ rout.
By the numbers
5 Points in the final three games of the series by Hossa, who had two goals and three assists.
5 Points this series by standout Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith.
7 Wild goals in the series against Chicago goalie Corey Crawford.
0-for-17 The Wild power play in the series.
4-16 The Wild’s playoff record in its past four playoff series, dating to the 2003 Western Conference finals against Anaheim.