No. 1 Chicago Blackhawks defeat No. 8 Minnesota Wild, 4-1

Series Complete
Blackhawks 4 Wild 1
1 MIN 1 @ CHI 2 (OT) Recap | GameTracker
2 MIN 2 @ CHI 5 Recap | GameTracker
3 CHI 2 @ MIN 3 (OT) Recap | GameTracker
4 CHI 3 @ MIN 0 Recap | GameTracker
5 MIN 1 @ CHI 5 Recap | GameTracker


Game 5: Hossa scores twice as Blackhawks cruise past Wild, into second round

CHICAGO - Marian Hossa scored twice to back a strong effort by goalie Corey Crawford, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 Thursday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1.

Chicago is moving on in the post-season for the first time since the championship run in 2010, and will face either San Jose or Detroit if the Red Wings get past Anaheim.

The way the Blackhawks have dominated, anything less than a trip to the Stanley Cup finals would be a disappointment for them.

They got off to a record start and captured the Presidents' Trophy for finishing with more points than any other team.

Now, they're eyeing the biggest prize of all. And after bowing out in the first round the past two years, they sure are looking good.


Team Stats Comparison

Team Record Pts GF GA PP% PK% FO%
Blackhawks 36-7-5 77 148 94 16.7 87.2 50.8
Wild 26-19-3 55 115 124 17.9 80.7 52.4


Chicago Blackhawks

Minnesota Wild

Left Wing

Brandon Saad
Patrick Sharp
Bryan Bickell
Marcus Kruger
Daniel Carcillo


Jonathan Toews
David Bolland
Andrew Shaw
Michal Handzus
Jamal Mayers

Right Wing

Patrick Kane
Marian Hossa
Viktor Stalberg
Michael Frolik
Brandon Bollig


Duncan Keith
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy
Adam Clendening
Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya
Michal Rozsival
Sheldon Brookbank


Corey Crawford
Ray Emery

Key Injuries: G Ray Emery - lower body (day-to-day); F David Bolland - groin (day-to-day).


Chicago Blackhawks

Minnesota Wild



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