The Blackhawks were not at their best in Game 3 Tuesday night, and it showed in their inability to sustain an offense. They mounted just 19 shots in the game and never tested vulnerable Minnesota goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
The Blackhawks had won six games in a row prior to their Game 3 loss, and a better effort would seem obvious in Game 4. However, the Wild is 4-0 at home in this playoff year, and they are a much better team than the outfit that lost to Chicago in five games last year.
The Wild are now in a position to tie the series. The Blackhawks may make a couple of lineup changes that could prevent Minnesota from gaining any more confidence.
Here are the Game 4 keys for each team.