Found May 09, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
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 the left post when Toews landed on top of him in the crease. The Wild, who had already lost starter Niklas Backstrom to an injury warming up before Game 1, went with Kuemper to start the second period. Blackhawks center Dave Bolland and goalie Ray Emery remain sidelined by lower body injuries.

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...

Bryan Bickell hits Tom Gilbert

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.

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...

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...

Scoring Issues Continue For Minnesota

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, Aggravating game because it was hanging in the balance early and even late for the Wild to either take or get back into. But the Wild’s power play – now 0 for 15 in the series – failed and failed and failed, especially on back-to-back advantages to start the third period. Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise each were minus-2 and now...

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...

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...

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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