game 2 preview
8:30 P.M. • united center • FSN, 100.3-FM
In a best-of-seven series, the Game 1 winner has gone on to win the series 68.4 percent (405-187) of the time in NHL history. In the past two years, Game 1 winners have won 21 of 30 series. … Eight of Chicago’s past nine playoff games have gone to overtime; the Blackhawks are 4-4 in those OTs. … Through the first two days of the playoffs, home teams were 5-1. … Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa scored his 36th career playoff goal in Game 1, 10th among active NHLers. … On Tuesday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville coached his 140th playoff game. Wild coach Mike Yeo his first. The 139-game difference is the largest between opposing playoff coaches since the 2002 Stanley Cup Final, when Detroit’s Scotty Bowman (348 games) faced Carolina’s Paul Maurice (30).
Forward lines: Zach Parise-Mikko Koivu-Charlie Coyle; Jason Zucker-Matt Cullen-Devin Setoguchi; Cal Clutterbuck-Kyle Brodziak-Pierre-Marc Bouchard; Mike Rupp-Zenon Konopka-Torrey Mitchell
Defensive pairs: Ryan Suter-Jonas Brodin; Marco Scandella-Jared Spurgeon; Justin Falk-Tom Gilbert
Goalies: Josh Harding, Darcy Kuemper
Injured: G Niklas Backstrom (lower body), D Clayton Stoner (upper body), RW Jason Pominville (head) and RW Dany Heatley (shoulder) are out.
Forward lines: Brandon Saad—Jonathan Toews—Marian Hossa; Patrick Sharp—Michal Handzus—Patrick Kane; Bryan Bickell—Andrew Shaw—Viktor Stalberg; Brandon Bollig—Marcus Kruger—Michael Frolik
Defensive pairs: Duncan Keith—Niklas Hjalmarsson; Nick Leddy—Brent Seabrook; Michal Rozsival—Johnny Oduya.
Goalies: Corey Crawford, Henrik Karlsson
Injured: C Dave Bolland (groin) and G Ray Emery (lower body) are out.