Wild Lose Harding, Game To Chicago Tuesday
The Minnesota Wild fell behind three games to one in the Western Conference Quarterfinals with a 3-0 shutout loss to Chicago Tuesday night at the X. Wild goalie Josh Harding was injured late in the first period and was unable to play the game’s final two periods.
Patrick Sharp scored for Chicago at 8:48 of the first period for a 1-0 Blackhawks lead at the first intermission. The Wild outshot Chicago 7-5 in the opening period.
Sharp struck again just over a minute into the second period for a 2-0 Chicago lead, his fourth goal of the series.
Bryan Bickell finished the scoring for Chicago at 12:46 of the third period with an impossible angle shot that beat goaltender Darcy Kuemper under the crossbar.
The Wild and Blackhawks will play game five on Thursday night at 8:30 in Chicago.