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Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29 second from left) celebrates his power play goal during the second period of their game Sunday at the United Center. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - May 11, 2014, Chicago, Illinois, United Center, NHL, Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2, Game 5

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Game 5 recap: Chicago 2, Wild 1

  • May 12, 2014 - 12:06 AM

Game 5 recap

Star Tribune’s three stars

1. Jonathan Toews, Chicago: Dynamite third-period shift resulted in the game-winning goal by the Blackhawks captain. Also won 60 percent of faceoffs.

2. Corey Crawford, Chicago: Goalie stopped 27 shots, including some testers late in the game.

3. Peter Regin, Chicago: In playoff debut, young centerman had three hits and drew penalty that set up Chicago’s second-period power-play goal.

Turning point

Four minutes into the third period, the line of Toews, Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa had a strong shift that ended up with Toews scoring the game-winning goal. The crowd got stronger in support of the home team, which hung on for the victory.

By the numbers

19-1 Record of the team that has scored first in the second round of the playoffs. The Wild was the first team to lose when scoring first.

13-0 Chicago’s record in Games 5 and 6 of a playoff series that has been tied 2-2 since Toews and Patrick Kane started playing together.

9 Points in this series by Hossa, who has 15 in 10 playoff games over the past two seasons against the Wild.

3.2 Goals per game Wild has averaged at home in playoffs.

2.4 Goals per game Wild has averaged on the road in the playoffs.

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