May 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) looks for the puck between Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella (6) and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30) during the second period in game two of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014, Blackhawks vs. Wild final score: Chicago takes 2-0 series lead with 4-1 win

The Minnesota Wild had a thrilling series against the Colorado Avalanche but they’ve been coming up empty against the Chicago Blackhawks which has us wondering if by beating the Avs in a thrilling series, they swindled us out of one with the Blackhawks.

With questions in net for the Wild, it would appear that a matchup between the Avalanche and Blackhawks would have been much more exciting but that’s not to say we haven’t seen some flashes of great hockey in this series. Game 1 provided some excellent Patrick Kane moments and Game 2 was a matchup that went right down to the wire.

After falling behind 2-0 to Chicago, the Wild used a Cody McCormick goal to come within one and spend the rest of the period rushing Corey Crawford in an attempt to tie the game up. That didn’t happen though as Brian Bickell picked up a late goal to make it a 3-1 Blackhawks lead that grew into a 4-1 win. The victory sends this series back to St. Paul heavily favoring Chicago to sweep.

Minnesota may have one good game in them but it appears that Chicago controls this series and won’t lose unless they completely collapse.

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