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.
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