Blackhawks betting favorites hosting Wild on Wednesday Night

  • Blackhawks betting favorites hosting Wild on Wednesday Night

Blackhawks betting favorites hosting Wild on Wednesday Night

With AP Photos.Ryan Suter gave Minnesota the lead on a 4-on-4 early in the third period, Devan Dubnyk made 34 saves and the Wild held off the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 to end a two-game slide. Nick Schmaltz had two goals and an assists, while Jonathan Toews accounted for two goals. Patrick Sharp recorded a goal and an assist. Bobby Ryan added to the misery by leaving the game favoring his hand and didn't return for the third.

Captain Erik Karlsson wasn't going to point the finger at Anderson or Condon.

"There's a lot of things that line up to make this a big tilt", Eric Staal said before the game.

The Blackhawks were 0-for-3 on the power play - including wasting a chance late in the third period - after going 4-for-6 with the advantage against the Senators.

Luckily for the Wild, they escaped only down one goal, and they came out with some more energy after intermission. "They've been hitting tough shots every win, the last three or four wins, down to wire and they executed again". Minnesota RW Nino Niederreiter missed his second game with a lower-body injury. Mark Stone scored his 18th goal at 10:35 off his rebound, and Derick Brassard potted his 12th at 16:39 when Stone's wrister struck him in the chest and beat Forsberg. It paid off early, as Seabrook pounced on a Michal Kempny rebound in the crease and knocked it in for just his second goal of the season. "I really can not be honest than to say we have to find a way to be better and more consistent". "We have to find a way in our room to have better second periods".

Toews' rebound goal at 9:53 sent Anderson to the bench for the night's remainder.

The Senators looked good in the first period, but were still outshot 17-8 and gave up the first goal as Panik picked up the puck near the slot and threw it at the net to beat Anderson through traffic. Alex Stalock made 26 saves on 29 shots to take the loss. He also should have had Sharp's effort at 5:14 of the period that got the onslaught underway for the Hawks and led to Anderson's exit.

"The first period was bad", Suter said.

"Eventually something is going to go in, and I think that's going to be the breaking point", Panik said before the game.

"You saw the first period", Boudreau said. "We made mistakes in key areas and our goaltenders have been solid". "Once we got scored on, we had to bounce back and be better as a team and be less deflated but I know after there's too many goals you've got to fight being deflated and you've got to push back".