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Harding makes 43 saves...and loses

Posted by: Jim Souhan under Wild coaching, Wild news Updated: May 3, 2013 - 11:49 PM

The Wild were overwhelmed in Game 2, losing 5-2. Josh Harding recorded 43 saves but had no chance against waves of Blackhawks chances.

Wrote about Mikko Koivu being minus-3 with three penalties for the Saturday paper. My other takeaways:

-Devin Setoguchi played well, coming close to scoring in the first period and scoring in the second to make it 2-1, Chicago.

-Zach Parise is the Moses Malone of hockey. He gets shot after shot from point-blank range, but sometimes that pads his rebound totals more than his scoring totals. He had seven saves in the first two periods, two off the team record set by Marian Gaborik, but did not get off a shot in the third. He has yet to score a point in this series.

-The Wild was more careful with Ryan Suter's ice time tonight, limiting him to 24:36. He was minus-2.

-Only three Wild players had a positive rating for the night: Marco Scandella, Matt Cullen and Jason Zucker were all plus-1.

-The Wild was outshot 48-28.

-Koivu took three of the Wild's five penalties.

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Schedule notes: Michael Russo and I will be flying back early tomorrow to cover the Wild practice (or media sessions). We'll have stuff in the Sunday paper previewing the Wild's first home playoff game since 2008.

I'll be co-hosting Sunday Sports Talk from 10-noon, following the Ron Gardenhire Show on 1500ESPN.

 

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