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 5-1 loss in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Blackhawks:
It wasn’t the storybook ending the State of Hockey was hoping for; tonight’s loss to the Blackhawks closes the curtain on the Wild’s 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs and season.
The Wild came out of the chute fast, firing 10 first period shots, but Corey Crawford was again the pebble in the club’s shoe. Minnesota had two grade-A opportunities in the first period, but Crawford made two highlight-reel saves to dash the club’s chances at mounting a series comeback... Read more
After back-to-back early exits from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks have officially reacquainted themselves with the satisfaction of winning a postseason series.
Powered by three goals in the second period, Chicago ended the Minnesota Wild's season by winning 5-1 on Thursday night at United Center in Game 5 of their Western Conference Quarterfinals series and advancing to the conference semifinals... Read more