|CHI Leads Series 2 - 0|
Chicago's third line of Viktor Stalberg, Bryan Bickell and rookie center Andrew Shaw had an impact on Game 1, with Bickell netting the game winner in overtime. Stalberg is the speedster of the line, Bickell led the Hawks in hits and the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Shaw isn't afraid to muck it up with larger opponents.
After allowing an early goal, Cory Crawford settled into Game 1 and made 26 saves for the win. Ray Emery is out with a lower-body injury so the Wild is likely to see Crawford for the entire series.
|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.
|Clutterbuck scored the first goal of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs 4:48 into his first postseason appearance. He tallied a point in two of the last three regular season contests.
Ryan Suter set a franchise record for highest TOI skated by a Wild player in a single game Tuesday, totaling 41:08 TOI. It was Suter’s second-highest TOI total of his career (42:01, April 30, 2011 vs. VAN).
Jason Pominville is not on the trip, so the forward lines will remain the same:
Coyle – Koivu – Parise
Zucker – Cullen – Setoguchi
Clutterbuck– Brodziak – Bouchard
Mitchell – Konopka – Rupp
Falk will likely replace Stoner on the blue line:
Brodin – Suter
Scandella – Spurgeon
Gilbert – Falk
Harding made his first playoff start in Game 1. His 35 saves through overtime was just his second appearance in the postseason.
|We have to be ready to break them down. Whether it’s the physicality in certain areas or the way we play with the puck. We have to find a way to be a little tougher to play against.
- Yeo on playing more physical in Game 2
|Defensemen Brett Clark and Nate Prosser are tonight’s healthy scratches.
Stoner will be out with an undisclosed injury. Backstrom is out with a lower-body injury. Dany Heatley is out for the remainder of the season following arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder.
|D Nick Leddy is a native of Eden Prairie.||Minnesota blocked 21 shots Tuesday, its highest total since 2007 (its first playoff appearance since the NHL began tracking blocked shots).|
|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 8:30 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.
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