No. 101 went like so many of the first 100 playoff games for Patrick Kane. A perfect shot at a key moment, another big play at the very end, and a victory for the Chicago Blackhawks.
This time around against the Blackhawks, the Wild are more dangerous offensively.
Minnesota has an elite first line of defense, but it’s weaker behind that.
Patrick Kane is the lone Blackhawk representative on the squad.
Stan Bowman has to move on to his next phase, which should include another scorer and a goaltender.
This hellacious, Saharan furnace attacking Chicago has roasted any attempt to crystallize a compelling thought about sports, turning them into some kind of burned, twisted, pointless gristle.
Gabriel Bourque scored two goals in his postseason debut, and the Nashville Predators held onto home-ice advantage by beating Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Wednesday night to open their Western Conference playoff series.
Ryan Ellis scored the go-ahead in the third period and added an assist and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday.