Blackhawks fend off feisty Wild to advance to Western Conference final
Kane potted a goal in every game of the series, scoring five in total.
Goaltender Corey Crawford played exceptionally well between the pipes yet again for Chicago, despite a late surge from the Wild. The Blackhawks were up 4-1 in the third period after an empty-net goal by Hossa with slightly over three minutes to go, when the Wild woke up. But it was too little, too late.
Star Performer: Crawford played well, but Shaw was a game-changer.
The forward was flying all over the ice, creating plays and adding much-needed energy to the Blackhawks' lineup as they managed to counter the Wild's aggressive attack.
He also grinded out the following goal in the second period:
Turning Point: Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival is a warrior.
The 36-year-old tried his best to shake off a spill in the second period that saw his ankle bend in gruesome fashion.
Goalie comparison: Crawford won the battle of the goaltenders yet again, coming up big for his team with 34 saves in the victory.
Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves, but it wasn't enough as his team waved goodbye to the playoffs.
Top Highlight: Seabrook got the scoring underway in the first period, deflecting a shot off the foot of Marco Scandella, which sailed past Dubnyk into the top corner of the net.
Series at a Glance: