The Minnesota Wild hope to push the Western Conference series to the limit on tonight when they host the Chicago Blackhawks in G
The Minnesota Wild hope to push the Western Conference series to the limit on tonight when they host the Chicago Blackhawks in Gin Fragen & Antworten 01.03.2018 08:06
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The Minnesota Wild hope to push the Western Conference series to the limit on tonight when they host the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 from Xcel Energy Center. Brian Dawkins Jersey . The Wild entered this best-of-seven series as heavy underdogs against the defending Stanley Cup champions and fell behind 2-0 in Games 1 and 2 in Chicago before evening the set at 2-2 on home ice. The Blackhawks, however, regained the upper hand in the series with a victory in Sundays Game 5 and will try to punch another ticket to the Western Conference finals tonight. You can catch all the action live on TSN and TSN GO at 9pm et/6pm pt. A victory tonight would give the Blackhawks, who also won the Cup in 2010, their fourth trip to the third round in six seasons. Chicago, of course, is trying to become the first team to win consecutive Stanley Cup titles since Detroit pulled off the repeat in 1997 and 98. Chicago posted a 2-1 decision in the Windy City to grab a 3-2 lead. Jonathan Toews registered the winning goal early in the third period and Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots to put the Blackhawks one win away from the West finals. Bryan Bickell also scored and Patrick Sharp contributed a pair of assists for the Blackhawks. "The whole game, the whole series has been very tight," Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville said. "I thought we showed more determination in the puck area tonight." In order to end the series in six games, the Blackhawks will have to become the first road team in this postseason to win at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota is 5-0 in St. Paul in the 2014 playoffs and last lost a postseason game on home ice when Chicago won Game 4 of last springs opening-round series. The Blackhawks went on to win that set with a Game 5 victory on home ice. "We definitely would like to finish it there," Chicago forward Marian Hossa said of Game 6. "We know how hard it is to play in their building and we know we have to be better than we were in the last three games." If Minnesota is able to stay perfect at home on Tuesday, the clubs will meet Thursday at the United Center for a decisive Game 7. Erik Haula picked up the lone tally for the Wild on Sunday, while Ilya Bryzgalov made 26 saves in defeat. "We had a pretty good start, first period, but then I thought we got soft in our game," Wild head coach Mike Yeo said. Minnesota grabbed a 1-0 lead on Haulas goal with 3:27 left in the first, but Bickell tied it with a power-play goal around the midway point of the second period. The score stayed 1-1 until Chicagos captain delivered the eventual game-winner early in the third period. Chicago took a 2-1 lead with 4:33 played in the third. Hossa kept control of the puck behind the Minnesota cage and drifted from the right side back to the left before dishing into the circle for Sharp. His try to the net was furthered by Hossa, then Toews fended off a Wild checker at the right post and backhanded the rebound home. Crawford backed up the tally by stopping all 14 Minnesota shots in the final 20 minutes. Bryzgalov was called to the bench with 1:47 on the clock, and Crawford endured some close calls on crease rushes by the visitors before the buzzer. "It (stinks) to lose a game like this, and obviously when you lose, youre frustrated, youre mad," Yeo said. "But I think theres been enough in this series where we should feel confident still. That said, we also recognize that wed better be ready." Minnesota dressed defenseman Skip Prosser in place of Keith Ballard, who departed Game 4 with an upper-body injury after being checked from behind by Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig. Ballard is questionable for Game 6, as is forward Matt Moulson, who sat out the last two games due to an unspecified lower-body injury. Bollig sat out the first of his two-game suspension levied on Saturday and will complete the ban tonight. Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw missed a fourth straight game Sunday with a lower-body injury he suffered in the series opener. He expects to sit out again on Tuesday. Karl Mecklenburg Jersey . Neither player was available Saturday for the Knicks 107-98 loss in Atlanta. "Were going in a different direction and weve got to figure out another spot or two for our ballclub," coach Mike Woodson said before the game. Shelby Harris Jersey .NYCFC confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday that this week Lampard signed a contract to start in July — midway through the new teams first season in MLS. http://www.broncosonlinenfl.com/broncos-brandon-marshall-navy-blue-jersey/ . There are some early surprises in the race for the Hart Trophy, but two of the contenders are the leagues biggest stars over the past decade. There are many more players in contention for the awards than just the three that Ive named, and a good or bad week can easily alter the landscape, but through the first 20 or so games of the NHL season, this is how the awards races look to me.DALLAS -- Lars Eller put a stop to Montreals third-period meltdowns. Eller scored the midway through the third period after Dallas scored twice to tie it, leading Canadiens to a 6-4 win over the Stars on Thursday night. "It was just one of those crazy games," said Eller, who scored by putting a shot over Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonens left shoulder to the short side. "Usually we dont score a lot of goals, but the last two games it seems like the puck is going in more." Max Pacioretty added an empty-netter in the closing minutes as the Canadiens finished their longest road trip of the season at 3-2-1. On Tuesday night at Carolina, the Canadiens led 3-0 going into the third-period but lost 5-4 in overtime. "Its a big win, but Ive got to look at the road trip," Montreal coach Michel Therrien said. "We had a chance to make a good road trip, and this is exactly what we did. "This (Dallas) is a good hockey team, and they were playing well lately," he added, "so it was a good challenge for us." Pacioretty had two goals, giving him a team-high of 19, and two assists. P.K. Subban had a goal and three assists. Brendan Gallagher and David Desharnais also scored for Montreal (24-14-4). Valeri Nichushkin converted a penalty shot for Dallas. Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Brenden Dillon also tallied for the Stars (20-13-7). Dallas lost in regulation for the first time in eight games, ending its longest streak of games with a point this season at 5-0-2. "I was concerned after going through the stretch we went through with a couple real emotional wins that we might get loose, and we were loose," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "Parts of this game, I thought we gambled on the offensive side and gave up some real good chances that we normally dont give up." Seguin, whose goal and assist gave him club highs with 21 goals and 41 points, said the Stars didnt deserve to win. "I think we got a little complaceent after having a soft few games in a row," he said. Emmanuel Sanders Jersey. "We gave em a lot, gave em a lot of opportunities. Our goalie made some unbelievable saves. (We) kind of left him hangin out to dry, including myself." Seguin scored at 7:42 of the third period on the power play and Dillon followed 47 seconds later to tie the score at 4. Subban called them lucky goals. "Dont get me wrong; they worked hard and they created opportunities for themselves," Subban said. "But two knuckle pucks, and theyre very deceiving or fortunate." Then Eller netted his 10th of the season at10:39 to put Montreal ahead for good. Nichushkin, taken down by Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges near the crease, beat goalie Carey Price to his glove side on the penalty shot to tie the score at 2-2 early in the second period. Subban scored at 6:30 to put Montreal ahead. Price got his second assist of the season on the goal. Subban earlier made a backhand pass while wheeling through the left circle to set up Desharnais in the slot for a shot that beat Lehtonen, who was screened and falling in the crease, to give Montreal a 2-1 lead. Benn opened the scoring with his 14th goal of the season at 6:12 of the first period. He struck a one-timer near the right point following a cross-ice pass out of the left corner from Seguin. That extended Benns streak of consecutive games with a point to five, including goals in four. The Canadiens tied the score at the 11-minute mark of the period. Pacioretty took an outlet pass at the red line from Subban, raced in alone on the Dallas net and scored to Lehtonens glove side. NOTES: Montreal wing George Parros, sidelined since Dec. 14 with his second concussion of the season, left the team on Thursday morning and went to the University of Michigan to seek an opinion of a concussion specialist. ... Canadiens centre Daniel Briere, the 36-year-old former All-Star, was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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