Game 1 recap
Star Tribune’s three stars
1. Patrick Kane, Blackhawks: Scored two goals, breaking a 2-2 tie 1:26 after the Wild drew even, by dancing through the neutral zone and beating Ilya Bryzgalov with a backhander in tight.
2. Clayton Stoner, Wild: Threw some big hits, and was credited with the Wild’s first goal when his shot was kicked in by a Chicago skate.
3. Marian Hossa, Blackhawks: After assisting on the Hawks’ first goal by Bryan Bickell, Hossa netted one himself three minutes later.
Kane scored at 8:22 of the third period on a great individual effort, breaking a 2-2 tie after the Wild surged with two third-period goals to tie it.
By the numbers
1 Game 1 victories for the Wild in franchise history (0-7 since it defeated the Avalanche in 2003)
19 Scoreless Wild power plays against the Blackhawks in playoffs dating to last season.
5 Five-game scoring streak ends for Wild center Mikael Granlund
6 Penalty minutes for Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin
11 Points for Zach Parise, leading the NHL.
|Cleveland - LP: T. House||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: A. Simon||4|
|Houston - WP: S. Feldman||9||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: K. Graveman||3|
|NY Mets - WP: M. Harvey||8||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia||2|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||0||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: T. Koehler||8|
|Toronto - LP: B. Cecil||2||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: E. Frieri||4|
|Atlanta - WP: S. Miller||5||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: D. Buchanan||2|
|Boston - LP: K. Uehara||4||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: B. Matusz||5|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Belisle||5||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: W. Peralta||3|
|Pittsburgh - WP: T. Watson||2||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: A. Reed||1|
|San Francisco - WP: J. Machi||5||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: B. Brown||4|
|Los Angeles - WP: B. McCarthy||11||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: I. Kennedy||8|
|Texas - LP: C. Lewis||1||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: V. Pestano||4|
|Minnesota - WP: T. Stauffer||8||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: J. Paxton||5|
|Real Salt Lake||0||FINAL|
|Sporting Kansas City||4||FINAL|