Niklas Backstrom

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

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

Niklas Backstrom #32 of the Minnesota Wild looks on as Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks scores during a shootout on December 14, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Blackhawks defeated the Wild 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kane Seals Shootout Win For Hawks In Minnesota

Patrick Kane’s goal in the second round of a shootout clinched the Chicago Blackhawks’ fifth straight victory on the road, 4-3 over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.

12/14/2011

Brent Seabrook

Blackhawks Travel To Minnesota

The Chicago Blackhawks have continued their strong play as of late. Their shootout win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night has kept them in the playoffs hunt.

02/28/2011

Patrick Kane

Blackhawks Thrive In Wild

After suffering their worst loss of the season so far to the Oilers Friday night, the Blackhawks returned to their championship performance.

10/30/2010