Late Friday: Wild details

  • Updated: May 10, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Late Friday: Game 4 recap

Star Tribune’s three stars

1. Jared Spurgeon, Wild: Spurgeon earned a second assist on Nino Niederreiter’s game-winner, but it was his goal on a third period power play that gave the Wild a 4-2 edge and all the momentum.

2. Matt Cooke, Wild: In his return from a seven-game suspension, Cooke was everywhere for the Wild, registering one assist, five hits and three blocked shots.

3. Marian Hossa, Blackhawks: The Chicago winger assisted on both Blackhawks goals and was their most dynamic forward on both ends of the ice.

Turning point

Niederreiter scored the game-winning goal 44 seconds after Chicago’s Michal Handzus knotted things at two apiece in the second period. The Blackhawks were never able to recover.

NOTABLE QUOTES

“This isn’t anything we didn’t expect. Minnesota’s a great team. We know that. They threw a lot of speed at us, kept us from the net.” — Chicago winger Patrick Sharp.

“We’ve got to bring that confidence on the road. We have to play a full 60 on the road.” — Wild winger Charlie Coyle.

By the numbers

1 Point for Wild center Mikko Koivu in nine playoff games against the Blackhawks in the past two seasons.

22 Chicago has been held to 22 or fewer shots eight times in its past 85 playoff games. Four of those have been in this series.

5-0 Record for the Wild at home this postseason.

2 Losses for the Blackhawks in Games 4-7 during their past five playoff series.

14 Points for Wild winger Zach Parise this postseason, second-best in the NHL.

16-5 Aggregate score for the Wild at home in the playoffs.

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LA Angels - LP: C. Rasmus 6 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: R. Webb 7
Seattle - WP: H. Iwakuma 5 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: T. Bauer 2
Chicago WSox - WP: J. Quintana 11 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 4
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 0 FINAL
Miami - WP: H. Alvarez 3
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 6 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: D. Gee 0
Milwaukee - LP: W. Smith 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb 5
Toronto - WP: M. Stroman 4 FINAL
Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa 2
Arizona - LP: T. Cahill 0 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake 3
Colorado - LP: T. Matzek 3 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Baker 4
NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy 12 FINAL
Texas - LP: N. Martinez 11
Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson 2 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: J. Shields 1
Oakland - WP: E. Scribner 7 FINAL
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 4
Atlanta - LP: A. Varvaro 4 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: B. League 8
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 1 FINAL
San Diego - WP: T. Ross 3
Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano 3 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson 1
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/7/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Connecticut 80 FINAL
Atlanta 89
Washington 76 FINAL
New York 80
Chicago 74 FINAL
San Antonio 92
Seattle 74 FINAL
Tulsa 80
Los Angeles 69 FINAL
Phoenix 90

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