game 2 recap
Star Tribune’s three stars
1. Brandon Saad, Chicago: The second-year NHLer scored two goals, including the winner with 56 seconds remaining in the second period.
2. Bryan Bickell, Chicago: Bickell continued his postseason dominance over the Wild with a three points (goal and two assists, including the primary assist on Saad’s winner).
3. Cody McCormick, Wild: The fourth-liner put some pressure on the Blackhawks early in the third period when he scored his second career playoff goal.
Only seconds after Chicago killed off a questionable penalty to Wild forward Justin Fontaine, Saad fired a wrister from the slot that deflected off the stick of Wild winger Zach Parise and into the net with less than a minute left in the second period.
By the numbers
2 First-period shots by the Wild, its fewest for a period in playoff history.
19 Shots allowed by Chicago, its fewest in any game this season.
6-0 Chicago’s record when scoring first in the playoffs this year.
0-for-21 The Wild’s power play against Chicago over the past two postseasons.
10 Goals scored against Chicago goalie Corey Crawford by the Wild in seven playoff games, including last season.
|Los Angeles - LP: P. Maholm||7||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley||12|
|San Francisco||5||Bottom 12th Inning|
|Texas||1||Top 14th Inning|
|Boston - LP: J. Peavy||3||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: J. Happ||7|
|Miami - WP: J. Turner||6||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: M. Minor||5|
|San Diego - LP: E. Stults||0||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: K. Hendricks||6|
|Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: F. Rodriguez||4|
|Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar||8||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: Y. Pino||2|
|Kansas City||7||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||7||FINAL|
|St. Louis - LP: A. Wainwright||2|
|Washington||7||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Detroit||2||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Houston||2||Top 6th Inning|
|Baltimore||0||Bottom 5th Inning|
|NY Mets||2||Top 6th Inning|
|Calgary||7/24/14 8:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/25/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||7/26/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||7/26/14 9:00 PM|
|Phoenix||67||4th Qtr 9:44|