Chicago 5, Minnesota 1

Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 26-19-1-2 14-8-0-2 12-11-1-0 L2
Chicago 36-7-0-5 18-3-0-3 18-4-0-2 W2

Recap


Blackhawks 5, Wild 1: Marian Hossa scored twice and added an assist as host Chicago cruised into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. 

Marcus Kruger recorded a goal and an assist while Patrick Sharp and Andrew Shaw also scored for the top-seeded Blackhawks, who completed a five-game series victory over Minnesota with their most dominant performance. Corey Crawford made 21 saves.

Torrey Mitchell had the lone goal for the eighth-seeded Wild, who saw their first playoff appearance since 2008 come to an end with only one victory. Josh Harding, who left Game 4 after the first period with an injury, was pulled after allowing three goals on 18 shots.

Hossa opened the scoring with 4:21 remaining in the first period as he one-timed a feed from captain Jonathan Toews, who registered two assists for his first points of the postseason. At 6:26 of the second, Hossa came out from behind the net to grab a rebound and slide it around Harding, ending the Minnesota netminder’s night.

Shaw scored 35 seconds after Mitchell got the Wild on the board midway through the second and Sharp added his fifth of the series during a power play in the third, collecting the rebound of Hossa’s shot and chipping it over Darcy Kuemper, who made 13 saves in relief.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wild captain Mikko Koivu finished the series minus-6 with no points. … The Blackhawks outscored the Wild 17-7 over the course of the series. … Minnesota D Ryan Suter led all players in ice time in every game of the series, finishing with 29:36 in Game 5. … The Blackhawks won their first playoff series since capturing the Stanley Cup in 2010.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Chicago
Torrey Mitchell 1 Points Marian Hossa 3
Torrey Mitchell 1 Goals Marian Hossa 2
Kyle Brodziak 1 Assists Duncan Keith 2
N/A Power Play Goals Patrick Sharp 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Darcy Kuemper .867 Save Percentage Corey Crawford .955
Josh Harding 15 Saves Corey Crawford 21

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 22 1 0-2 1-2 18 31
Chicago 33 5 1-2 2-2 6 28