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.
|Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas||6||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||2|
|Toronto - LP: M. Castro||5||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: K. Uehara||6|
|Tampa Bay - LP: B. Gomes||1||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: J. Wilson||4|
|Washington - LP: D. Fister||4||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Stults||8|
|NY Mets - WP: C. Torres||3||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: S. Cishek||1|
|Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson||6||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Marquis||9|
|Pittsburgh - LP: V. Worley||0||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Hammel||4|
|Seattle - WP: T. Walker||3||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: Y. Gallardo||1|
|Detroit - WP: D. Price||5||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: T. Milone||4|
|Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels||4||FINAL|
|St. Louis - LP: J. Lackey||1|
|Colorado - WP: T. Matzek||5||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: C. Anderson||4|
|Houston - WP: P. Neshek||9||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: J. Benoit||4|
|San Francisco - LP: T. Lincecum||3||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Frias||8|