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Minnesota 4, Chicago 0
When: 9:00 PM ET, Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Referees: Eric Furlatt, Wes McCauley
Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Brad Kovachik
Attendance: 19416

Wild 4, Blackhawks 0: Ilya Bryzgalov made 19 saves and Mikael Granlund scored twice during a four-goal third period as host Minnesota captured Game 3 of its Western Conference second-round series.

Zach Parise recorded a power-play goal and an assist while Erik Haula also tallied for the Wild, who look to even the series when they host Game 4 on Friday. Jason Pominville notched a pair of assists and Bryzgalov - who had allowed three or more goals in 19 of his previous 20 playoff starts - registered his first postseason shutout since recording three as a rookie with Anaheim in 2006.

Corey Crawford turned aside 14 shots for the reigning Stanley Cup-champion Blackhawks, who had their six-game winning streak snapped and fell to 1-3 on the road this postseason.

After two scoreless periods, Haula gave Minnesota its first lead of the series 1:41 into the third. Justin Fontaine made a perfect flip pass from the top of the right faceoff circle to fellow rookie Haula, who tapped the puck past Crawford from the doorstep for his second career postseason goal.

Granlund doubled the advantage just over 2 1/2 minutes later, beating Crawford with a backhander from the slot after receiving a feed from the top of the right circle by Pominville. Parise made it 3-0 with 2:35 remaining, when he buried a loose puck from alone on the left side of the crease after his deflection of defenseman Ryan Suter's left-point shot hit the post. Granlund sealed the win with an empty-net tally.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wild D Keith Ballard made his first appearance since March 17 and logged 11:26 of ice time. The 31-year-old, who replaced D Nate Prosser, missed the final 14 games of the regular season and first nine of the playoffs with a groin injury. ... Chicago made a pair of lineup changes, inserting D Sheldon Brookbank and LW Brandon Bollig for D Nick Leddy and LW Jeremy Morin, respectively. ... Minnesota LW Matt Cooke served the final contest of his seven-game suspension for kneeing Colorado D Tyson Barrie in the first round. He is eligible for Game 4. ... Suter appeared to injure his left arm late in the second period but took regular shifts in the third. ... Chicago was held to four shots on goal in the third period.
Top Game Performances
 
Chicago   Minnesota
N/A Points Mikael Granlund 2
N/A Goals Mikael Granlund 2
N/A Assists Jason Pominville 2
N/A Power Play Goals Zach Parise 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Corey Crawford .824 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov 1.000
Corey Crawford 14 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 19
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 19 0 0-2 3-4 8 27
Minnesota 18 4 1-4 2-2 4 31
Upcoming Games
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Wild have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .487 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .532 after a win and .600 after a loss.