Minnesota Wild

Corey Crawford makes a save against the Wild. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Crawford Answers Blackhawks’ Biggest Question

Midway through the first period of the Blackhawks’ series clinching win Thursday night, a chant not often heard at the United Center broke out.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2013

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

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Notebook: Toews Denies Cheating On Faceoffs

One of the odder moments of the Blackhawks’ series with the Wild came Monday when Wild head coach Mike Yeo subtly accused the Hawks of cheating on faceoffs.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

Patrick Kane. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hoge: Blackhawks’ Mentality To Close Out Wild? Play Better

For a team with a 3-1 series lead over the Minnesota Wild, the Blackhawks sure don’t sound like a team that is happy with its play.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

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

Jonathan Toews.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Time For Scoreless Toews To Assert Himself Against Wild

There’s something that’s not quite right with the Chicago Blackhawks.

670 The Score–05/07/2013

Marian Hossa battles with Mikko Koivu. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Set For Bruising Bounce Back

Trying to keep up with the Chicago Blackhawks would be unwise for the Minnesota Wild.

CBS Chicago–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

Corey Crawford.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Silverman: Crawford Breathes Huge Sigh Of Relief With Overtime Success In Game 1

The Blackhawks are likely going to get by the Wild without much more trouble the rest of the way. However, Quenneville & Co. now understand that Crawford can make the key save when the game is on the line.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2013

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

Marian Hossa

Silverman: Stanley Cup-Bound Blackhawks Will Face Major Challenges Along The Way

The Blackhawks are the best team in the West and should be on a collision course with the Penguins. But there will be challenges, and when they get to the second round, they could face a huge one.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

Jonathan Toews skates against Jared Spurgeon. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Blackhawks-Wild Playoff Schedule

Here’s a complete Blackhawks schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2013

Jared Spurgeon of the Minnesota Wild takes the puck away from Jonathan Toews. (Credit: Hannah Foslien, Getty)

Hossa, Emery Carry Blackhawks To 1-0 Win Over Wild

Marian Hossa’s unassisted goal late in the second period lifted the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks to their fifth win in six games, 1-0 over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

04/09/2013

Members of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate 1st period goals against the Minnesota Wild. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty images)

Blackhawks Extend Points Streak With Win Over Wild

The Chicago Blackhawks set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory and extended their points streak to 29 games with a 5-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

03/05/2013

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

Zach Parise. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Parise Rejects Blackhawks’ Offer, Signs With Wild

Highly-touted free-agent forward Zach Parise has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Toews Ruled Out Against Wild

There had been some speculation that the captain would return, but head coach Joel Quenneville said Toews will instead miss his 21st straight game.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Marcus Kruger. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Activate Kruger, Send Down Smith

The Blackhawks activated forward Marcus Kruger from injured reserve Friday and sent Ben Smith to Rockford.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

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