Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game 2 wrap up

Jonathan Daniel

Wild go down 2-0 on the series

The first period was dreadful, awful, painful to watch hockey. A horrible call on Mikko Koivu after he got punched in the face just made it worse. The Wild were lucky to not be down 5-0 at the end of the period. Michael Frolik scored his first playoff goal for the Blackhawks, and the Wild went down 1-0 at the end of the first.

The second period started off with Frolik's second goal of the game off a bad turnover from Koivu. But the Wild quickly picked up the pace and spent a lot of time in the Hawks zone.

It was pretty clear that the Wild were playing scared though. They came out strong on a PP, with Zach Parise coming so close to scoring a goal that it almost hurt.

Shortly after that, Kyle Brodziak got called for slashing and put the Wild on the PK, which luckily was pretty strong as well.

Devin Setoguchi and Matt Cullen wove some magic and got a beautiful goal at the end of the 2nd that would send the Wild to the locker room again down by one, but at least on the scoreboard.

The 3rd period started and in typical Wild fashion they gave up another goal, this time to Patrick Sharp.

Marco Scandella picked up his first NHL playoff goal with just under 5 minutes left to play. But Bryan Bickell managed to get an empty netter to end the game 5-2.

The fact of the matter is that the Hawks outplayed the Wild. Drastically. But if fans are really honest with themselves, that shouldn't come as a surprise. The Hawks are the best team in the league, and it's going to be damn near impossible for any team to best them in a series.

It is what it is, and the Wild have a tough road ahead of them to try and get out of this series to move to the next round

Next game is Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Get your anger out now, and be ready to rock the X and show the team that you're proud of them this season.

Final stats of the game

player

G

A

p/m

pim

hits

blocks

shots

toi

Scandella

1

0

1

0

3

3

2

17:58

Cullen

0

2

1

0

1

1

1

19:05

Koivu

0

0

-3

6:00

3

0

2

17:11

Setoguchi

1

0

1

0

3

0

2

14:52

Parise

0

0

-3

0

6

2

7

19:04

Zucker

0

1

1

0

0

1

3

14:33

Mitchell

0

0

-1

0

0

2

0

11:53

Suter

0

0

-1

2:00

3

2

2

24:36

Brodziak

0

0

-1

2:00

5

0

3

18:11

Clutterbuck

0

0

0

0

5

1

1

15:18

Brodin

0

0

-2

0

1

2

0

23:57

Rupp

0

0

-1

0

1

0

0

7:07

Konopka

0

0

-1

0

3

0

1

7:50

Falk

0

0

-1

0

3

1

0

14:09

Spurgeon

0

0

-1

0

0

4

1

21:56

Coyle

0

1

-1

0

3

0

3

17:12

Gilbert

0

0

-1

0

2

2

0

16:26

Bouchard

0

0

0

0

`

0

0

10:59

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