|CHI Leads Series 1 - 0|
Chicago won the President Trophy with the NHL’s best regular season record. Stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, who both had MVP-caliber seasons, lead the Hawks’ offense. Kane was the Hawks leading scorer with 55 points (23-32=55), while Toews has more of a two-way impact but still averaged just better than a point-per-game with 48 points (23-25=48).
|Get there early, because Hawks’ National Anthem singer Jim Cornelison is going to have a lot of backup singers. If you’re in the Madhouse on Madison, you’ll want to witness it in person.
The Wild will wear its WHITE sweaters tonight.
|Zach Parise led Minnesota in points (38), goals (18), game-winning goals (4), and T-3rd in assists (20) in his first season with the Wild. He ranked third amongst all NHL players in shots (182) and 14th amongst all NHL forwards in time on ice per game.
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With Pominville out, here’s what the lines will likely look like:
Coyle – Koivu – Parise
Zucker – Cullen – Setoguchi
Clutterbuck– Brodziak – Bouchard
Mitchell – Konopka – Rupp
If Scandella is back on the blue line, here are what the pairs will likely look like:
Brodin – Suter
Scandella – Spurgeon
Gilbert – Stoner
Niklas Backstrom co-leads the Wild All-Time Playoff list in games played and games started with Dwayne Roloson (11). Backstrom leads the list in saves (287), shots faced (315) and minutes played (658) while ranking second in wins (3) and third in save percentage (.911).
|Getting here is very important, but we're not satisfied with just getting here, and things can change in a hurry - there are sacrifices to be made and make sure everybody keeps a good attitude and at their best and ready everyday.
- Yeo on the team in the playoffs
|If there are no changes on the blue line, Brett Clark, Justin Falk and Nate Prosser will be the healthy scratches.
Dany Heatley is out for the rest of the season following arthriscopic shoulder surgery.
|D Nick Leddy was the Wild’s first round pick (16th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and is a native of Eden Prairie.||In the regular season, the Wild had the league’s second-best road power play, scoring 16 of its 68 chances for 23.5 percent. The Hawks home penalty kill was 15th in the league, allowing 11 goals on 71 chances.|
|Wild at Chicago will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North and nationally on NBC Sports Network with a start time of 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.
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