Wild vs. Blackhawks: the series, the players, the history

  • Updated: April 29, 2013 - 11:04 PM

when last they met ... Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom made a save against Blackhawks rookie Brandon Saad during the April 9 game at Xcel Energy Center. Chicago won 1-0, with its goal coming when Marian Hossa intercepted a clearing pass in the Wild zone and blasted a shot past Backstrom late in the second period.

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Wild vs. Blackhawks

Season series: Blackhawks won 2-0-1, outscoring the Wild 8-5.


All-time series: Wild 27-18-1 (one tie), outscoring the Blackhawks 125-119. Wild has won five of the past 15 meetings, but only once in regulation.


Wild leading scorers vs. Blackhawks this season: Matt Cullen and Devin Setoguchi each one goal and one assist.


Wild leading scorers all-time vs. Blackhawks: Ryan Suter four goals, 26 points in 47 games; Mikko Koivu four goals, 22 points in 29 games; Cullen 10 goals, 22 points in 36 games; Setoguchi six goals, 14 points in 18 games.


Blackhawks leading scorers vs. Wild this season: Marian Hossa and Bryan Bickell each two goals, one assist; Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews each one goal and two assists.


Blackhawks leading scorers all-time vs. Wild: Hossa 10 goals, 20 points in 22 games; Toews six goals, 17 points in 18 games; Duncan Keith five goals, 15 points in 29 games; Patrick Kane six goals, 14 points in 23 games.


Niklas Backstrom all-time vs. Blackhawks: 5-8-1 with a 2.65 goals-against average.


Corey Crawford all-time vs. Wild: 3-1-2 with a 2.01 goals-against average.


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