In the first period, Patrick Sharp deflected a Michal Handzus shot in the first period to make it 1-0 for the Chicago Blackhawks. Josh Harding injured his leg after colliding awkwardly with Jonathan Toews in the first period, so third-string goalie Darcy Kuemper made his playoff debut.
In the second period, Patrick Sharp came in and scored on Kuemper to make it 2-0. In the third period, Bryan Bickell put the Hawks up by three goals on a bad-angle shot from the corner that Bickell just threw on the net.
The Blackhawks didn't allow the Wild to have any room to breathe in the offensive zone, as the Blackhawks finished with 26 blocked shots to Corey Crawford's 25 saves.
Minnesota's power play was awful, going 0-6 on the evening.
Final score: Chicago Blackhawks 3, Minnesota Wild 0.
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