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Video: Blackhawks’ Sharp beats Bryzgalov with weak, late first-period goal

May 9, 2014, 10:47 PM EDT

The Minnesota Wild appeared in good shape late in the first period, up by a goal on the Chicago Blackhawks.

That was until Patrick Sharp beat Ilya Bryzgalov through the legs with a wrist shot from near the bottom of the faceoff circle, tying Game 4 at a goal apiece with only 39 seconds remaining in the first period. It was only one of four Chicago shots on goal in the opening 20 minutes.

The Wild trail 2-1 in the series. Bryzgalov earned the shutout in Game 3. It was his first since 2006.

Now, in the interest of fairness, here is a video of the Wild’s second goal, courtesy of Jason Pominville, who, from behind the net, fired the puck off the skates of Corey Crawford and in. Minnesota took a 2-1 lead as a result.

  1. mcphillthy - May 9, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Sorry Minnesota. Bryz is back to normal. This effin guy

    • mp1131211 - May 9, 2014 at 11:06 PM

      Did you catch the breakaway stop on Sharp just now? He’s back to not-normal, which is actually kind of normal for him. It’s all ups and downs.

      • mcphillthy - May 10, 2014 at 9:01 AM

        I can’t even argue with that. He has always been so inconsistent. Bryz is a systems goalie. If you have a strong defensive system in front of him he can look great (aka phoenix)

  2. r8rbhawk - May 9, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Honestly all three goals Crow allowed were weak. Let’s get a post about those, absolutely brutal. Misjudges the shot on the first goal, loses his net on the second, another misplay on the third. Get it together Crow.

  3. canucks30 - May 9, 2014 at 11:20 PM

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