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Game 1: Wild 5-Hole at Chicago - April 30

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild
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Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from each contest. Today, he'll look back at a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Blackhawks:

Prior to the series, not many of the hockey pundits gave the Wild much of a chance against the President Trophy winning Chicago Blackhawks, the team with the best regular-season record in the National Hockey League. Well, tonight’s game proves why we play the games and don’t let the ‘elite hockey minds’ just pick a winner to advance...Read more.

Probably Wild Lineup Between The Pipes
Bryan Bickell scored 16:35 into overtime Tuesday night to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series.

Johnny Oduya lobbed a pass over the head of Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter that Viktor Stalberg chased down, creating a 2-on-1. Stalberg found Bickell streaking down the slot and got him the puck; Bickell went forehand-to-backhand before sliding the puck through the legs of goaltender Josh Harding.

The series resumes Friday night at United Center... Read more

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