Game 2 preview: Wild at Chicago

  • Updated: May 3, 2013 - 12:37 AM

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).

Wild lineup

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.

Blackhawks lineup

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.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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