Game recap: Wild 4, Chicago 2

  • Updated: May 10, 2014 - 12:48 AM

Game 4 recap

Star Tribune’s three stars

1. Jared Spurgeon, Wild: Spurgeon earned a second assist on Nino Niederreiter’s game-winner, but it was his goal on a third period power play that gave the Wild a 4-2 edge and all the momentum.

2. Matt Cooke, Wild: In his return from a seven-game suspension, Cooke was everywhere for the Wild, registering one assist, five hits and three blocked shots.

3. Marian Hossa, Blackhawks: The Chicago winger assisted on both Blackhawks goals and was their most dynamic forward on both ends of the ice.

Turning point

Niederreiter scored the game-winning goal 44 seconds after Chicago’s Michal Handzus knotted things at two apiece in the second period. The Blackhawks were never able to recover.

NOTABLE QUOTES

“This isn’t anything we didn’t expect. Minnesota’s a great team. We know that. They threw a lot of speed at us, kept us from the net.” — Chicago winger Patrick Sharp.

“We’ve got to bring that confidence on the road. We have to play a full 60 on the road.” — Wild winger Charlie Coyle.

By the numbers

1 Point for Wild center Mikko Koivu in nine playoff games against the Blackhawks in the past two seasons.

22 Chicago has been held to 22 or fewer shots eight times in its past 85 playoff games. Four of those have been in this series.

5-0 Record for the Wild at home this postseason.

2 Losses for the Blackhawks in Games 4-7 during their past five playoff series.

14 Points for Wild winger Zach Parise this postseason, second-best in the NHL.

16-5 Aggregate score for the Wild at home in the playoffs.

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Pittsburgh 0
Minnesota 0 Bottom 6th Inning
Baltimore 9
NY Yankees 5 Bottom 7th Inning
Toronto 1
Philadelphia 1 Bottom 7th Inning
NY Mets 1
Boston 8 Bottom 5th Inning
Tampa Bay 1
Miami 0 Bottom 5th Inning
Atlanta 0
Cleveland 4 Top 4th Inning
Kansas City 0
Detroit 2 Top 3rd Inning
Chicago WSox 1
Texas 2 Top 4th Inning
Houston 1
Chicago Cubs 1 Top 4th Inning
St. Louis 2
Colorado - C. Bergman 8:40 PM
Arizona - J. Collmenter
Oakland - J. Lester 9:05 PM
LA Angels - J. Weaver
Los Angeles - D. Haren 9:10 PM
San Diego - A. Cashner
Washington - J. Zimmermann 9:10 PM
Seattle - F. Hernandez
Milwaukee - W. Peralta 9:15 PM
San Francisco - R. Vogelsong
Green Bay 9/4/14 7:30 PM
Seattle
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(9) So Carolina 28
Wake Forest 10 FINAL
ULM 17
Boise State 13 FINAL
(18) Ole Miss 35
Tulane 31 FINAL
Tulsa 38
Rutgers 41 FINAL
Washington St 38
Weber State 14 FINAL
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Vanderbilt 7
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Connecticut 7
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(8) Michigan State 38
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Western Ky 28
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Houston 0
Colorado State 0 1st Qtr 13:30
Colorado 0
UNLV 9:30 PM
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UAB
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Purdue
(5) Ohio State 8/30/14 11:00 AM
Navy
Appalachian St 8/30/14 11:00 AM
Michigan
Ga Southern 8/30/14 11:30 AM
NC State
Boston College 8/30/14 2:00 PM
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(2) Alabama
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(17) Notre Dame
(10) South Dakota St 8/30/14 2:30 PM
(24) Missouri
Fla Atlantic 8/30/14 2:30 PM
(22) Nebraska
California 8/30/14 2:30 PM
Northwestern
Marshall 8/30/14 2:30 PM
Miami-Ohio
UC Davis 8/30/14 3:00 PM
(11) Stanford
Arkansas 8/30/14 3:00 PM
(6) Auburn
(16) Clemson 8/30/14 4:30 PM
(12) Georgia
Liberty 8/30/14 5:00 PM
(23) North Carolina
Ohio U 8/30/14 5:00 PM
Kent State
Louisiana Tech 8/30/14 6:00 PM
(4) Oklahoma
Idaho 8/30/14 6:00 PM
Florida
Stephen F Austin 8/30/14 6:10 PM
(20) Kansas State
Fresno State 8/30/14 6:30 PM
(15) USC
Southern Miss 8/30/14 6:30 PM
Miss State
Texas-El Paso 8/30/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico
North Texas 8/30/14 7:00 PM
Texas
(1) Florida State 8/30/14 7:00 PM
Oklahoma State
(14) Wisconsin 8/30/14 8:00 PM
(13) LSU
South Dakota 8/30/14 9:30 PM
(3) Oregon
(25) Washington 8/30/14 9:30 PM
Hawaii
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Tennessee
SMU 8/31/14 6:30 PM
(10) Baylor
Miami-Florida 9/1/14 7:00 PM
Louisville
Arizona 9/4/14 7:00 PM
TX-San Antonio
Pittsburgh 9/5/14 6:00 PM
Boston College
Washington St 9/5/14 9:30 PM
Nevada
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Sporting Kansas City 0
Ottawa 3 14:55
Montreal 8
Winnipeg 8/31/14 3:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Toronto 9/1/14 12:00 PM
Hamilton
Edmonton 9/1/14 3:30 PM
Calgary
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Ottawa
Calgary 9/6/14 6:00 PM
Edmonton
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Winnipeg
Minnesota 9:00 PM
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