Kane Leads Blackhawks Past Wild, 4-1No. 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.
Olczyk: 'The Minnesota Wild Are Not Last Year's Minnesota Wild'This time around against the Blackhawks, the Wild are more dangerous offensively.
Zawaski: Primer, Prediction On Blackhawks-Wild SeriesMinnesota has an elite first line of defense, but it's weaker behind that.
Silverman: Blackhawks Must Put Plan B Into ActionStan Bowman has to move on to his next phase, which should include another scorer and a goaltender.
Bernstein: I Hate The HeatThis 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.
Predators Beat Red Wings 3-2 In Game 1Gabriel 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.
Blackhawks' Slump Continues With 3-2 Loss To PredatorsRyan 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.