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Get your game notes: ‘Hawks at Wild

May 13, 2014, 10:37 AM EDT

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Tonight on CNBC, it’s the Minnesota Wild hosting the Chicago Blackhawks starting at 9 p.m. ET. Following are some game notes, as compiled by the NHL on NBC research team:

• Chicago became the only team to win a second-round game (22 games) after giving up the game’s first goal, rallying for a 2-1 win over Minnesota in Game 5. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scored the game-winning goal in the third period, his NHL-high fourth GWG of the postseason and franchise-high tenth GWG of his postseason career. He became the fourth player in club history to score at least four GWG in one playoff year: Dustin Byfuglien (2010) had five, and Bobby Hull (1971) and Darryl Sutter (1985) had four apiece. (Elias Sports Bureau)

• Since the postseason debuts of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Blackhawks have been in seven playoff series that were 2-2 after four games, including this series. In those series, they have never lost (13-0) in Games 5 or 6, winning one game each at home and away and clinching each previous series in six games. Four of those series-clinching Game 6s were on the road.

Series | Opponent | Game 5 | Game 6
2009 Western Conf. Qtrs. Calgary 5-1 (H) 4-1 (A)
2009 Western Conf. Semis Vancouver 4-2 (A) 7-5 (H)
2010 Western Conf. Qtrs. Nashville 5-4, OT (H) 5-3 (A)
2010 Stanley Cup Final Philadelphia 7-4 (H) 4-3, OT (A)
2013 Stanley Cup Final Boston 3-1 (H) 3-2 (A)
2014 1st Round St. Louis 3-2, OT (A) 5-1 (H)
2014 2nd Round Minnesota 2-1 (H) TBD (A)

• The Blackhawks (6-0) and Wild (5-0) remain the only teams with perfect records at home this postseason. Minnesota has outscored Colorado (8-3 in three games) and Chicago (8-2 in two games) by a combined 16-5 on home ice. This series, the Wild have gotten goals at home from seven different players: Mikael Granlund (2), Zach Parise, Jason Pominville, Justin Fontaine, Nino Niederreiter, Erik Haula and Jared Spurgeon.

• Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (27 saves) outdueled his Wild counterpart, Ilya Bryzgalov (26 saves), in Game 5. The two goalies have each allowed 11 goals and boast comparable numbers over the course of the series (Crawford: 3-2, 2.23 GAA, .913 save%; Bryzgalov: 2-3, 2.21 GAA, .899 save%, shutout). However, home ice has been much kinder for both of them.

• In Game 5, Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell scored his fourth goal of the series and sixth of the postseason, tying him with Evgeni Malkin and Jussi Jokinen (PIT) for the second-most in the playoffs (Marian Gaborik, LA – 8). Bickell has an NHL-high 15 goals in the past two postseasons (34 games). Seven of those goals have come vs. Minnesota, in two series (10 games).

• In 12 games this postseason, the Wild have registered 109 takeaways and 55 giveaways, for a league-best +54 margin. Three Minnesota players have at least 10 takeaways: center Mikko Koivu, winger Nino Niederreiter (11 each) and defenseman Marco Scandella (10). Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa leads all individual players, with 15 takeaways, while only registering two giveaways, for a league-best +13 margin.

  1. billiam55 - May 13, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    lets go wild!

  2. rslick8 - May 13, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    LET’S GO HAWKS!!!!!

    • comeonnowguys - May 13, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      Don’t get me wrong, I like me some Fratellis, but it’s a road game. They have that weird Satch sing along song.

      It’s ok. It’s no love song for a stripper, though.

      • strictlythedanks - May 13, 2014 at 12:27 PM

        daggers a super lame goal song imo

      • comeonnowguys - May 13, 2014 at 12:37 PM

        You are terrible person and should feel bad about yourself.

      • comeonnowguys - May 13, 2014 at 12:54 PM

        I’m trying to figure out if I needed to explicitly add a /snark or /sarc to that. I’ll err on the side of caution.

      • rslick8 - May 13, 2014 at 1:27 PM

        Song plays on my phone when the Hawks Score

      • strictlythedanks - May 13, 2014 at 1:36 PM

        comeonnowguy. To each his own, it just seems like you guys are having a high school musical after each goal

      • comeonnowguys - May 13, 2014 at 2:14 PM

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  3. TBaySlim - May 13, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    should be a good game, look forward to a tight battle

  4. luvmnsports2012 - May 13, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Tonight is a HUGE night for us Wild fans and our club! A win tonight and a game 7 in Chicago would be delightful! The cards are stacked against us and have been all playoffs. We have achieved high expectations in my eyes but it cannot stop here tonight! We have our home crowd behind u Wild all the way! So do us a favor and get that win tonight and send this series back to the Windy City tied up 3-3!! Come on boys u can do it!! GO WILD!!!

  5. purpleguy - May 13, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    My heart would appreciate a 4 goal Wild lead going into the 3rd period please. That and Kane continuing to take the same defensive approach against Haula, or for that matter every Wild forward. However, I expect Hossa to work the corners and Toews and Bickel to continue farting around in front of the net all night in a close game just to give me an ulcer.

  6. McFaddensPulledHammy - May 13, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Streak is broken tonight.


    4-3 loss in overtime.

    Hope I’m wrong but I predicted a 7 game series win for the Hawks before it started and I see no reason to change that now.

  7. comeonnowguys - May 13, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    If the Hawks really do stick to actually chasing their own chips like they magically started doing the last two periods on Sunday, I like their chances.

    If they get a 1-goal lead and treat it like a 3-goal lead, they will pay dearly.

  8. clarke16 - May 13, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    The Wild have responded in each/every time they’ve found their backs against the wall this season. That’s a huge credit to the coaching staff and the leadership in the room…

    The Hawks, on the other hand, seem to like to rely on their impressive talent and just expect that to save the day…

    Time for yet another Hawk night off. 4-1 Wild in this one.

  9. credible316 - May 13, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    After a terrible and sloppy performance by Wild in game 5, I expect them to come out firing on all cylinders tonight!

    LET’S GO WILD!!!

  10. blomfeld - May 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    LET’S GO WILD !!!

    It’s time to deal with the ‘punk’ Kane and teach the Blackhawks a lesson about humility !

    • sprtsfan1 - May 13, 2014 at 12:41 PM

      Here’s to an Anaheim/Chicago WCF!!!

  11. r8rbhawk - May 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    The reason the Hawks have 2 Stanley Cups in 4 years is their ability to close out a series, you all saw those stats, right? The Hawks will put forth the effort of a champion tonight, will Minny be up to the task? We’ll find out in a few hours. Let’s go Hawks!

    • clarke16 - May 13, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      Yup–that’s HUGE. There’s something about this season’s Hawks though that feels different to me…

      • sprtsfan1 - May 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM

        They play down to their competition and just kinda turn it on when they want to in turn giving the City of Chicago a collective ulcer? Yeah, sounds about right.

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