game 2 preview
8:30 P.M. • united center • FSN, 100.3-FM
In a best-of-seven series, the Game 1 winner has gone on to win the series 68.4 percent (405-187) of the time in NHL history. In the past two years, Game 1 winners have won 21 of 30 series. … Eight of Chicago’s past nine playoff games have gone to overtime; the Blackhawks are 4-4 in those OTs. … Through the first two days of the playoffs, home teams were 5-1. … Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa scored his 36th career playoff goal in Game 1, 10th among active NHLers. … On Tuesday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville coached his 140th playoff game. Wild coach Mike Yeo his first. The 139-game difference is the largest between opposing playoff coaches since the 2002 Stanley Cup Final, when Detroit’s Scotty Bowman (348 games) faced Carolina’s Paul Maurice (30).
Forward lines: Zach Parise-Mikko Koivu-Charlie Coyle; Jason Zucker-Matt Cullen-Devin Setoguchi; Cal Clutterbuck-Kyle Brodziak-Pierre-Marc Bouchard; Mike Rupp-Zenon Konopka-Torrey Mitchell
Defensive pairs: Ryan Suter-Jonas Brodin; Marco Scandella-Jared Spurgeon; Justin Falk-Tom Gilbert
Goalies: Josh Harding, Darcy Kuemper
Injured: G Niklas Backstrom (lower body), D Clayton Stoner (upper body), RW Jason Pominville (head) and RW Dany Heatley (shoulder) are out.
Forward lines: Brandon Saad—Jonathan Toews—Marian Hossa; Patrick Sharp—Michal Handzus—Patrick Kane; Bryan Bickell—Andrew Shaw—Viktor Stalberg; Brandon Bollig—Marcus Kruger—Michael Frolik
Defensive pairs: Duncan Keith—Niklas Hjalmarsson; Nick Leddy—Brent Seabrook; Michal Rozsival—Johnny Oduya.
Goalies: Corey Crawford, Henrik Karlsson
Injured: C Dave Bolland (groin) and G Ray Emery (lower body) are out.
|Toronto - LP: A. Loup||4||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: J. Outman||6|
|LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: R. Porcello||2|
|Atlanta - LP: G. Schlosser||3||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: J. Valverde||4|
|Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||3|
|St. Louis - LP: S. Maness||2||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: R. Soriano||3|
|Milwaukee - WP: Z. Duke||3||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Gomez||2|
|NY Yankees - WP: P. Claiborne||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: H. Bell||1|
|Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes||8||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura||3|
|Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey||8||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: C. Villanueva||2|
|Chicago WSox - WP: E. Johnson||16||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: R. Ross Jr.||2|
|Houston||1||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Philadelphia||5||Bottom 6th Inning|
|San Francisco||4||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Arizona||1||Top 8th Inning|
|Baltimore - U. Jimenez||6:05 PM|
|Boston - J. Peavy|
|Tampa Bay||6:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||9:00 PM|
Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?