STAR TRIBUNE’S Three Stars
1. Marian Hossa, Chicago: The veteran forward scored two goals and set up another as the Blackhawks’ top line broke loose.
2. Marcus Kruger, Chicago: A goal and an assist for the workmanlike center.
3. Jonathan Toews, Chicago: The Blackhawks captain had two assists and was 7-for-11 on faceoffs.
The Wild played well in the first period, but at 3:19 of the second period, Kruger beat Josh Harding to make it 2-0 and start the Blackhawks’ rout.
By the numbers
5 Points in the final three games of the series by Hossa, who had two goals and three assists.
5 Points this series by standout Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith.
7 Wild goals in the series against Chicago goalie Corey Crawford.
0-for-17 The Wild power play in the series.
4-16 The Wild’s playoff record in its past four playoff series, dating to the 2003 Western Conference finals against Anaheim.
|Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario||7||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: J. Soria||4|
|Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||3|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||2|
|Philadelphia||7||Top 8th Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Top 10th Inning|
|Seattle||6||Top 8th Inning|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||3||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: T. Koehler||1|
|Minnesota||2||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Toronto||4||Top 7th Inning|
|Pittsburgh||2||Top 2nd Inning|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - C. Kershaw|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|