Chicago used a shorthanded, empty-net and two even strength goals en route to a 4-1 victory in Game 2 of the series, Sunday night in Chicago. Matt Dumba scored a power-play goal for the Wild while Devan Dubnyk made 27 saves and earned an assist on the night. The two teams will meet again as the series shifts to Saint Paul for Game 3 Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. CT on NBCSN and KFAN 100.3 FM. FOX Sports North will have one-hour pre- and post-game coverage.
For the first time in 48 games, Minnesota lost consecutive games in regulation, dating back to Jan. 11 and 13. The Wild moved to 9-1-2 in games following a regulation loss since acquiring Devan Dubnyk on Jan. 15.
The Wild moved to 2-8 in Game 2 of its 10 all-time playoff series. The Wild last earned a Game 2 win in 2008’s first round.
D Matt Dumba scored his second goal of the playoffs, both on the power play. The 20-year-old blueliner is playing in his first NHL postseason. During the regular season, he set a franchise record for highest plus/minus rating (plus-13) by a rookie defenseman in franchise history, leading all NHL rookie defensemen this season. He ranked third amongst NHL rookie defensemen in goals (8), T-3rd in GWG (2) and fifth in points (16) and shots (86).
D Ryan Suter earned the primary assist on Dumba’s goal. The Wild alternate captain has two assists this postseason and ranked T-1st on the Wild during the regular season with 36 assists.
G Devan Dubnyk assisted on Dumba’s goal, his first career playoff helper, after registering two assists with the Wild during the regular season. He stopped 27-of-30 shots, moving to 17-5-1 in road games with the Wild.
C Erik Haula made his 2015 playoff debut. He has seven points (3-4=7) in 14 career playoff games. RW Justin Fontaine missed the game with a lower-body injury.
Patrick Kane scored twice, and Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp scored for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford made 30 saves for Chicago.