May 9, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville (29) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period against the Chicago Blackhawks in game four of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014, Wild vs. Blackhawks final score: Minnesota evens series with 4-2 win

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The Minnesota Wild got frown 0-2 in their series against the Chicago Blackhawks but like they did in the first round against the Colorado Avalanche, they have battled back and tied the series 2-2 to force a Game 5 in Chicago this weekend. It was another scoring barrage for the Wild who mustered up four goals to beat the Blackhawks 4-2 and not only extend the series but gain massive amounts of momentum and confidence in the process.

It’s clear that the Wild feed off of their home crowd, as they have yet to lose inside the Xcel Energy Center and seem to be much quicker team at home as well. The opposite can be said about the Blackhawks, who have been awful on the road this postseason with their series against St. Louis being a mixed bag of results on the road.

Chicago is still a fast and dominating team that can’t be counted out but we found out that this is also the case for the Wild who have battled back to show they will not go quietly and abide by the rule the Blackhawks have over the NHL.

This series seems to truly be harkening back to the old Blackhawks-North Stars days of yesteryear and while the North Stars dropped down south to Dallas in the 90s, quality hockey is back in Minnesota and this rivalry with the Blackhawks is just getting started.

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