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.
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.
“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.
|Cincinnati||0||Top 8th Inning|
|Minnesota||0||Bottom 6th Inning|
|NY Yankees||5||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Philadelphia||1||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Boston||8||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Miami||0||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Cleveland||4||Top 4th Inning|
|Detroit||2||Top 3rd Inning|
|Texas||2||Top 4th Inning|
|Chicago Cubs||1||Top 4th Inning|
|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|
|(21) Texas A&M||52||FINAL|
|(9) So Carolina||28|
|(18) Ole Miss||35|
|(19) Arizona State||45|
|BYU||28||3rd Qtr 14:12|
|(6) Jacksonville St||0||3rd Qtr|
|(8) Michigan State||38|
|Bowling Green||7||2nd Qtr 4:41|
|TX-San Antonio||0||1st Qtr 13:09|
|Colorado State||0||1st Qtr 13:30|
|Penn State||8/30/14 7:30 AM|
|Troy||8/30/14 11:00 AM|
|(7) UCLA||8/30/14 11:00 AM|
|Western Mich||8/30/14 11:00 AM|
|(5) Ohio State||8/30/14 11:00 AM|
|Appalachian St||8/30/14 11:00 AM|
|Ga Southern||8/30/14 11:30 AM|
|Boston College||8/30/14 2:00 PM|
|West Virginia||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|Rice||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|(17) Notre Dame|
|(10) South Dakota St||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|Fla Atlantic||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|California||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|Marshall||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|UC Davis||8/30/14 3:00 PM|
|Arkansas||8/30/14 3:00 PM|
|(16) Clemson||8/30/14 4:30 PM|
|Liberty||8/30/14 5:00 PM|
|(23) North Carolina|
|Ohio U||8/30/14 5:00 PM|
|Louisiana Tech||8/30/14 6:00 PM|
|Idaho||8/30/14 6:00 PM|
|Stephen F Austin||8/30/14 6:10 PM|
|(20) Kansas State|
|Fresno State||8/30/14 6:30 PM|
|Southern Miss||8/30/14 6:30 PM|
|Texas-El Paso||8/30/14 7:00 PM|
|North Texas||8/30/14 7:00 PM|
|(1) Florida State||8/30/14 7:00 PM|
|(14) Wisconsin||8/30/14 8:00 PM|
|South Dakota||8/30/14 9:30 PM|
|(25) Washington||8/30/14 9:30 PM|
|Utah State||8/31/14 6:00 PM|
|SMU||8/31/14 6:30 PM|
|Miami-Florida||9/1/14 7:00 PM|
|Arizona||9/4/14 7:00 PM|
|Pittsburgh||9/5/14 6:00 PM|
|Washington St||9/5/14 9:30 PM|
|Houston||0||1st Half 28:00|
|Sporting Kansas City||0|
|Winnipeg||8/31/14 3:00 PM|
|Toronto||9/1/14 12:00 PM|
|Edmonton||9/1/14 3:30 PM|
|Brt Columbia||9/5/14 6:30 PM|
|Calgary||9/6/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||9/7/14 12:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||9/7/14 3:00 PM|