Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) lifted the puck over the pads of Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) before being checked by defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) in the second period of their game Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. ] JEFF WHEELER • The Minnesota Wild faced the Chicago Blackhawks in game 6 of their playoff series Monday night, May 13, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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Game 6 recap: Chicago 2, Wild 1

  • May 14, 2014 - 1:30 AM

Game 6 recap

Star Tribune’s three stars

1. Corey Crawford, Blackhawks: If not for the Blackhawks goaltender, the Wild would have won the game in regulation. Crawford recorded 34 saves, many of them outstanding.

2. Patrick Kane, Blackhawks: The Chicago winger notched his sixth goal of the playoffs, and game-winner, midway through overtime.

3. Mikael Granlund, Wild: Granlund had four shots, two hits, one steal, two blocked shots and seven faceoff wins.

Turning point

It took a break in overtime, and the Blackhawks got it. Brent Seabrook’s dump-in took a reverse bounce off a stanchion and, with Wild players looking for it to come out the other way, Kane got to it first and scored.

By the numbers

14-0 Playoff record for the Blackhawks in their past 14 Games 5 and 6 after the series was tied at two at some point in the series.

5 Points for Erik Haula (four goals, two assists) in six playoff games against the Blackhawks, tying Zach Parise and Granlund for team lead.

1 Losses at home for the Wild in this postseason.

8 Goals for Patrick Kane in eight Game 6 clinchers.

20 Blocked shots by the Wild in Game 6.

11 Failed power plays, in 11 chances, for road teams in the series.

50 Days between goals for Blackhawks winger Kris Versteeg.


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