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Western Conference Quarterfinals: Game 2 vs. Minnesota

by Mackenzie McCluer / Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on May 3, 2013, at the United Center to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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Patrick Kane works on his shot on May 3, 2013, at the United Center, the morning before the Blackhawks took on the Minnesota Wild for Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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Joel Quenneville fields questions from the media at the Stanley Club at Johnny's IceHouse West on May 3.

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Duncan Keith surveys the rink during a pause in the action on May 3.

The Blackhawks players and coaching staff sport their game faces as they watch the action from the bench.

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Jonathan Toews keeps his eye on the puck while standing in front of Minnesota's Justin Falk and goaltender Josh Harding on May 3.

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Corey Crawford stuffs an attempt from Minnesota's Zach Parise. Parise took a team-high seven shots on May 3 but ended the game with a -3 plus/minus rating.

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Patrick Sharp celebrates after scoring early in the third period. Click here to watch a video of the goal.

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Fans cheer after a Blackhawks goal.

Jonathan Toews controls the puck as the Wild's Justin Falk attempts a takeaway on May 3.

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Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane celebrate after Sharp scored for the second time in the third period. Kane notched an assist on both of Sharp's goals. Click here to watch the play.

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The United Center erupts into cheers after Patrick Sharp notched his second of two goals for the evening. Bryan Bickell added one more with less than a minute remaining to put the final score at 5-2.

Photos by Bill Smith, Chase Agnello-Dean and Mackenzie McCluer.

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