Found May 09, 2013 on Goon's World:
In football we used to have a saying, it's better to be the hammer, than the nail. Ouch! Check out this big time hit by Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell puts on Minnesota Wild Defenseman Tom Gilbert.

Wild sign 2012 second-rounder Bussieres

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild added to their stable of young prospects Thursday by signing 2012 second-round pick Raphael Bussieres to an entry-level contract. Bussieres, the No. 46 overall pick in last year's draft, had 29 goals and 39 assists with a plus-27 rating in 60 games for Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season. A 6-foot-1, 197...

Hall: Wild's offseason equally as important as last

ST. PAUL, Minn. When the Minnesota Wild won the NHL's offseason by signing the two top prized free agents in Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, they had designs on winning in the postseason as well. Minnesota likely ends the season feeling unfulfilled following Thursday night's 5-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks and 4-1 loss in the first-round series. In giving Parise and Suter...

Wild focusing on missed opportunities, power play

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild assembled at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on Wednesday preparing for their flight to Chicago understanding the uphill climb they face in their first-round playoff series against the top-seeded Blackhawks. After Tuesday's 3-0 loss at home, splitting the two games in Minnesota with Chicago, the Wild know the challenges they face. Their focus...

Video: Chicago Blackhawks thump Minnesota Wild to advance to semifinals

The Chicago Blackhawks made it look easy against the Minnesota Wild. Chicago advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a dominant 5-1 win. Chicago, owner of the best regular-season record in the NHL, wrapped up their quarterfinals series in five games. Marian Hossa scored two early goals to put the Blackhawks ahead. The Wild were hurt by starting the injured Josh Harding...

Todd Cordell: Zach Parise Wildly Bad In First Playoff Appearance With Minnesota

Be sure to follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! Zach Parise made his wildly anticipated playoff debut with Minnesota over the past couple weeks and, like when he was a member of the New Jersey Devils, the team and fans alike came away wanting more. Parise, regarded by many fans and media members as one of the top players in hockey, seems to struggle in the postseason when asked...

Blackhawks looking for more in NHL playoffs

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer The Chicago Blackhawks found another gear following their first playoff loss, and coach Joel Quenneville is looking for more. The Blackhawks closed out the Minnesota Wild with a 5-1 victory in Game 5 on Thursday night. They won the series 4-1 and dominated the final two games of the series, outscoring...

Harding to start Game 5 for Wild against Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Wild coach Mike Yeo says goalie Josh Harding will start Game 5 for Minnesota against the Chicago Blackhawks and Darcy Kuemper will back him up on Thursday. Harding went through the morning skate and was ready to go after he left Game 4 on Tuesday following a collision with Chicago's Jonathan Toews late in the first period. Harding's legs got straddled around...

Brad Ratgen: Wild Power Play Blacked Out!

Last night started out encouraging with news that Backstrom was close to being able to return, albeit as a backup since the series really was Josh Harding’s following Backstrom’s injury in warmups in Game 1. Also encouraging was the return of Pominville to the lineup. As the game started, my initial thought was “how cool is it that we get to see this seasonâ...

Blackhawks dominate, eliminate Wild

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 postseason 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...

2013 Minnesota Wild season with 5-1 loss in Chicago

  There are times when I swear that one needs every possible good luck charm and cosmic alignment to be in place for good things to happen.  I think tonight is one of those nights.  I'll admit, I don't see the Minnesota Wild pulling out a win tonight, especially in Chicago.  While it would be great, I'm just going to sit back tonight and enjoy the run we've...

Blackhawks Finish Wild, Advance To Round Two

After leaving the last two postseasons after the first round, the Blackhawks and Corey Crawford put that past, and the Minnesota Wild, behind them. Behind a dominant early performance from Crawford and an offensive explosion in the second period, the … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Finish Wild, Advance To Round Two appeared first on Committed Indians.

Blackhawks advance

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-1 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs by winning 4 of 5 against Minnesota...The Hawks will either play the Sharks or Red Wings.
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