Game 1 recap
1. Josh Harding, Wild : Making his first career playoff start after Niklas Backstrom was injured during warm-ups, he made 35 saves.
2. Jonathan Toews, Blackhawks: Just a beast all night. A pest defensively, created chances, won 18 of 26 faceoffs.
3. Jared Spurgeon, Wild: In his playoff debut, he blocked seven shots.
Late in overtime, Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya chipped a puck off the glass and over a leaping Ryan Suter for an odd-man rush. Viktor Stalberg set up Bryan Bickell for the winner.
By the numbers
1,837 Days between playoff games for the Wild
4-5 The Wild’s record all-time in playoff overtime
41:08 Ice time for Ryan Suter, a franchise record
0-for-4 Wild’s power play (second best on the road during regular season)
3 Penalties drawn by Jason Zucker