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Game 1 recap: Chicago 2, Wild 1 (OT)

  • May 1, 2013 - 12:16 AM

Game 1 recap

Three Stars

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.

Turning point

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

MICHAEL RUSSO

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