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Marcus Kruger #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks is congratulated by teammates. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hossa Scores Twice As Blackhawks Eliminate Wild

Marian Hossa and the Chicago Blackhawks were well aware they’d been playoff underachievers since they captured the Stanley Cup in 2010. Now, they’re eyeing another championship. And they just took an important step toward it.

05/10/2013

Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a goal against the Minnesota Wild by Sharp during the first period of Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. (Credit: Hannah Foslien, Getty)

Sharp Gets 2 Goals, Blackhawks Top Wild 3-0

The Chicago Blackhawks were beaten the last game in the corners, along the boards and by an overtime goal for the Minnesota Wild. By hurling their bodies in front of puck after puck, the Blackhawks stopped the Wild’s momentum right where it started.

05/07/2013

Corey Crawford deflects a shot by Torrey Mitchell  of the Minnesota Wild. (Credit: Hannah Foslien, Getty)

Hawks Fall To Wild 3-2 In Overtime

Jason Zucker scored at 2:15 of overtime to give Minnesota a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, pulling the Wild within 2-1 in the Western Conference quarterfinal series.

05/05/2013

(credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Positively Minnesota: Harding Shines, Inspires

Minnesota Wild goaltender doesn’t want to be considered the NHL’s only player with multiple sclerosis, he just wants to be recognized for stopping the puck.

05/02/2013

Jonathan Toews looks for the puck in Game 1 against the Wild. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Hoge: Far From A Stanley Cup Worthy Performance For Blackhawks

Fortunately, the Blackhawks’ defense never wavered, allowing them to survive a strange game that included a missing goalie, a stickless goalie and at one point, a blade that fell completely off its skate.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

Jonathan Toews. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Bickell Scores In OT, Blackhawks Beat Wild 2-1

Bryan Bickell scored in overtime on a two-on-one rush, and the Chicago Blackhawks started the playoffs on a winning note after dominating the regular season, beating the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night.

04/30/2013

Niklas Backstrom. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Wild Lose Backstrom After Injury During Warmups

It didn’t take long for the Blackhawks to gain a huge advantage in their opening round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

The Minnesota Wild celebrate. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Wild Hand Blackhawks First Loss In Shootout

Matt Cullen scored 90 seconds into the game and again in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, handing the Blackhawks their first loss in seven games this season.

01/30/2013