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Game 1 recap: Wild at Chicago

  • May 3, 2014 - 12:25 AM

Game 1 recap

Star Tribune’s three stars

1. Patrick Kane, Blackhawks: Scored two goals, breaking a 2-2 tie 1:26 after the Wild drew even, by dancing through the neutral zone and beating Ilya Bryzgalov with a backhander in tight.

2. Clayton Stoner, Wild: Threw some big hits, and was credited with the Wild’s first goal when his shot was kicked in by a Chicago skate.

3. Marian Hossa, Blackhawks: After assisting on the Hawks’ first goal by Bryan Bickell, Hossa netted one himself three minutes later.

Turning point

Kane scored at 8:22 of the third period on a great individual effort, breaking a 2-2 tie after the Wild surged with two third-period goals to tie it.

By the numbers

1 Game 1 victories for the Wild in franchise history (0-7 since it defeated the Avalanche in 2003)

19 Scoreless Wild power plays against the Blackhawks in playoffs dating to last season.

5 Five-game scoring streak ends for Wild center Mikael Granlund

6 Penalty minutes for Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin

11 Points for Zach Parise, leading the NHL.

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