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Patrick Kane scored the dramatic game-winning goal in overtime, but Corey Crawford was the story as the Chicago Blackhawks escaped a tough series against a much-improved Minnesota Wild team. The Wild once again were all over the Blackhawks, out-shooting Chicago … Continue reading →The post Corey Crawford, Blackhawks Eliminate Wild appeared first on Committed Indians.

Sexy Wild superfan Alyssa Nelson devastated by team’s elimination (photos)

Like all Minnesota Wild fans on Wednesday, Alyssa Nelson simply is trying to weather the heartbreak of how the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks when Patrick Kane managed to score a goal off a crazy carom off the stanchion behind the net in overtime. The Wild held their own against […] The post Sexy Wild superfan Alyssa Nelson devastated by team...

Patrick Kane was mic’d up during handshake line with Wild

The handshake line is one of hockey’s greatest traditions. Why? Watch and listen as Patrick Kane goes through the handshake line after the Blackhawks won their series against the Minnesota Wild. Couple of noteworthy moments here: Kane told Minnesota’s Jared Spurgeon that he’ll be “sick in this league.” That’s a pretty solid compliment for the defenseman who played the...

WATCH: Patrick Kane OT hero for Blackhawks

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday night. Kane’s overtime tally, his fourth career overtime winner in the playoffs, lifted the defending Stanley Cup champions past the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in Game 6 as Chicago clinched its ticket to the Western Conference Final. After Minnesota dominated...

WATCH: Patrick Kane’s OT goal eliminates Wild

Coming into tonight the Blackhawks were 6-0 in Game 6s where the could eliminate their opponent in the Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews era. Although it took overtime, watch as Patrick Kane improves that record to 8-0 and sends the Minnesota Wild home, advancing the Blackhawks to another Western Conference Finals appearance. Kane seemingly has […]

Hail Corey Crawford

from Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times,  Corey Crawford could throw his body in front of a bullet, and somebody would question his glove hand. That’s how it is for the guy, who might be the best most-abused goalie in the NHL. There is no Most Valuable Abused Goalie Award, but maybe there should be. Throughout his career, Crawford has had to fight off pucks from...

Patrick Kane Eliminates Wild in Game 6 off Weird Bounce in OT

Patrick Kane is in the business of scoring big goals. On Tuesday night in Game 6 of the Blackhawks’ second-round playoff series vs. the Wild, Patty scored the game-winning goal in overtime off a weird bounce that the puck took after defenseman Brent Seabrook dumped it into Minnesota’s defensive zone. The former #1 overall pick […] The post Patrick Kane Eliminates Wild in Game...

WATCH: Patrick Kane Scores OT Winner In Game 6 Of Western Conference Semi-Finals For The Chicago Blackhawks

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks scored in overtime of game six to defeat the Minnesota Wild four games to two in the Western Conference Semi-finals.  Halfway through the overtime period, Patrick Kane pounced on the loose puck as it took a crazy carom off the glass behind Wild goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, and roofed a backhander to give the Blackhawks the win. Check out the...

Patrick Kane, Blackhawks down Wild 2-1 in overtime

After everything they threw at the Blackhawks in the first five games of their second-round series, it was clear the Wild weren't going to go away quietly. But go away they did as the Blackhawks kept their quest for a second consecutive Stanley Cup on track with a hard-fought 2-1 overtime victory over the Wild in Game 6 on Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Patrick Kane...

Kane eliminates the Wild

The Minnesota Wild certainly played well in forcing the Blackhawks to six games and an overtime period, but Patrick Kane scoring in overtime has become something of a team-killing cliche. With Ryan Suter chasing his check behind the net and Jonas Brodin engaging in a "fly-by," Matt Cooke needed to try to neutralize Kane as a weird bounce off the back-boards got Ilya Bryzgalov...

What Chicago Blackhawks fans should expect in game 6 and beyond

The Chicago Blackhawks had to hold on to home ice advantage against a surging Minnesota Wild team, and they did. I won’t waste time with the newspaper game recap story atuff and get to my analysis of the past few games. Corey Crawford showed why he is one of the more trustworthy goaltenders in the playoffs and the league. Aside from the odd/bad goal scored by Erik Haula in the...

Wild's season-ending emptiness will be filled by pride

There was little reflection on the part of the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. The spirit, adrenaline and competitive fire from a thrilling Game 6 and second-round series against the defending Stanley Cup champions had been swept away by an awkward bounce off the end boards that led to Patrick Kane's overtime, series-clinching goal. A void was left, emptiness and raw emotion...

Patrick Kane’s OT Goal Lifts Hawks past Wild, Chicago Advances

Photo via: Wikimedia Commons The Blackhawks have been trying to get rid of the pesky Wild for a while now, and finally got the job done, defeating the Wild 2-1 in overtime. Kris Versteeg picked up his first goal of the playoffs in the first period to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead. Headed into the second period, the Blackhawks held an uneasy 1-0 lead, when Erik Huala tied the game up...

'Empty' feeling for Wild after playoff ouster

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikael Granlund stood by the faceoff dot near the Minnesota Wild bench simply looking down at the ice and not moving. Minnesota's second-year forward who came through time and time again in the playoffs was the last player off the ice Tuesday night. His teammates were slow to leave as well. Minutes after Patrick Kane scored a fluke goal, after the postgame...

Play of the Night: Patrick Kane

The Chicago Blackhawks winger, Patrick Kane, has won them yet another playoff series. Just about half way through the first overtime on Tuesday night, Kane jumped on a loose puck to back hand it past Ilya Bryzgalov giving the Blackhawks a 2-1 victory and a ticket to the Western Conference Finals. It was an easy choice to make this goal by Kane our Goal of the Night!

Wild faces complicated offseason issues after playoff exit

The sun rose Wednesday, and it was instantly apparent the Wild’s season indeed ended hours earlier. There was no practice, no flight to Chicago, no team meal, no work to do to prepare for a Game 7 that could propel the franchise into the second conference final in Wild history. The roller coaster of a season stopped suddenly when that puck off a partition found the blade of big...
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