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Game 5 preview: Wild at Chicago

  • May 9, 2013 - 12:03 AM

WILD AT CHICAGO • 8:30 P.M. • UNITED CENTER • FSN, 100.3-FM

WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS • BLACKHAWKS LEAD SERIES 3-1

 

Notes: Chicago’s Corey Crawford leads the NHL with a 1.39 goals-against average and .949 save percentage in the playoffs. LW Patrick Sharp leads the Blackhawks with four goals and Bryan Bickell has three. RW Patrick Kane and C Jonathan Toews have no goals, but Kane is tied for fourth in the NHL with five assists. Wild C Mikko Koivu has no points and is minus-5. LW Zach Parise has one goal and is minus-6. The Wild has scored six goals in four games. The Wild’s power play is 0-for-15.

CHICAGO LINEUP

Forward lines:

• Brandon Saad-Jonathan Toews-Marian Hossa

• Patrick Sharp-Michal Handzus-Patrick Kane

• Bryan Bickell-Andrew Shaw-Vitkor Stalberg

• Dan Carcillo-Marcus Kruger-Michael Frolik

Defensive pairs:

• Duncan Keith-Niklas Hjalmarsson

• Nick Leddy-Brent Seabrook

• Michal Rozsival-Johnny Oduya

Goalies: Corey Crawford, Henrik Karlsson

Injury report: C Dave Bolland (groin) and G Ray Emery (lower body) are doubtful.

WILD LINEUP

Forward lines:

• Zach Parise-Mikko Koivu-Charlie Coyle

• Jason Zucker-Matt Cullen-Devin Setoguchi

• P-M Bouchard-Kyle Brodziak-Jason Pominville

• Stephane Veilleux-Jake Dowell- Cal Clutterbuck

Defensive pairs:

• Ryan Suter-Jonas Brodin

• Marco Scandella-Jared Spurgeon

• Justin Falk-Tom Gilbert

Goalies: Niklas Backstrom, Darcy Kuemper

Injury report: Backstrom (lower body) is probable. G Josh Harding (lower body) and LW Mike Rupp (knee) are questionable. C Zenon Konopka (foot), RW Dany Heatley (shoulder) and D Clayton Stoner (upper body) are out.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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