Wild Lose Game Two 5-2, Look Ahead to Game Three
Two goals each from Chicago's Michael Frolik and Patrick Sharp had the Minnesota Wild playing from behind all night in the Blackhawks 5-2 win in Game 2 of their Stanley Cup Playoff opening round series.
Frolik's two goals - on either side of the first intermission - were nearly carbon copies of one another. Each was triggered when a Blackhawks' shot hit a Wild defender and bounced right to Frolik, who had a virtually empty net to shoot into.
Devin Setoguchi scored with 2:03 left in the second to give the Wild some momentum heading to the second intermission. Despite being outplayed badly, the Wild were within a goal at 2-1.
However Sharp's two goals 3:44 and 14:08 into the third period gave Chicago a 4-1 lead and all but decided the outcome.
Marco Scandella scored for the Wild with 3:31 to go, but Chicago's Game 1 hero Bryan Bickell closed out the scoring with an empty netter in the final seconds.
The Blackhawks take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series which moves to Saint Paul for Game 3 on Sunday.