Game 3 recap: Wild 4, Chicago 0

  • Updated: May 7, 2014 - 12:25 AM

Game 3 recap

Star Tribune’s three stars

1. Ilya Bryzgalov, Wild: The veteran goalie earned his first victory of the postseason with a 19-save shutout.

2. Erik Haula, Wild: Haula scored the game-winning goal, taking a slick saucer pass from Justin Fontaine early in the third period and beating Chicago goalie Corey Crawford.

3. Mikael Granlund, Wild: After fooling Crawford on a backhand shot for the Wild’s second goal, Granlund added an empty-netter.

Turning point

The Wild got goals 2 minutes, 37 seconds apart from Haula and Granlund early in the third period, and it only seemed to get better from there. Chicago tried to put on pressure, but couldn’t kill any of Minnesota’s momentum.

NOTABLE QUOTES

“They’ve been so good for us at such big times of the games.” — Wild winger Zach Parise on the play of Haula and Granlund.

“We’re not sitting here patting ourselves on the back. We know we’re still down in this series.” — Wild coach Mike Yeo.

“That first goal was huge for us. It opened up the game a lot. First goal is really big in these games.” — Granlund

By the numbers

7 Goals scored by the Wild against the Blackhawks this series — all in the third period.

1 Goal for the Wild in its past 25 power plays against Chicago in the postseason, dating to 2013.

4-1 Record for the Wild when scoring first this postseason.

0 Losses for the Wild at home during the 2014 playoffs.

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