Chicago Blackhawks 4, Minnesota Wild 1, FINAL
The Chicago Blackhawks got two goals from Brandon Saad and three assists from Marian Hossa to defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-1. Chicago leads the series 2-0.
Jonathan Toews got Chicago on the board early on a rebound of a shot by Marian Hossa. Bryzgalov made the save on Hossa's breakaway attempt but Toews won the race for the rebound to give Chicago a 1-0 lead.
Then Brandon Saad scored in the final minute of the second period on a wrist shot that deflected off of Zach Parise's stick to give Chicago the 2-0 lead.
A goal by Cody McCormick just two minutes into the third period got the Wild on the board and cut the Chicago lead to 2-1. Minnesota took control of the tempo of the game after the goal but were unable to get the tying goal.
Bryan Bickell took a nice pass from Hossa and scored on a 2-on-1 break to make it 3-1 Blackhawks with 2:45 left in the game. An empty-net goal by Brandon Saad iced the win for Chicago.
Game 3 of the series will be in Minnesota Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.
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