By the numbers: Hawks vs. Wild, Game 3

May, 7, 2014
May 7
10:27
AM CT
Powers By Scott Powers
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ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Here's a by the numbers look at the Minnesota Wild's 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of their Western Conference second-round series:

• The Blackhawks' 19 shots on goal matched their lowest singe-game total of the season. The Wild also held them to 19 shots during the regular season on Dec. 5. The Blackhawks are averaging 23 shots on net in the series.

• The Wild scored four goals in the third period. They led the NHL with 15 third-period goals in the playoffs.

• Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy had played in 296 consecutive games, which included regular season and playoffs, before being a healthy scratch in Game 3. Patrick Sharp now holds the Blackhawks' active streak for consecutive games played at 113.

• Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson blocked a game-high four shots. He leads the NHL with 34 blocked shots in the playoffs.

• Sharp had a team-high four shots on goal. He's second on the team with 27 shots on goal in the playoffs. He has a 3.7 shooting percentage, scoring once in the playoffs.

• Wild forward Zach Parise had a goal and an assist. He had two points against the Blackhawks in the previous seven playoff games.

• The Blackhawks' third line of Brandon Saad, Marcus Kruger and Joakim Nordstrom and fourth line of Brandon Bollig, Michal Handzus and Kris Versteeg combined for two shots on goal.

• The Blackhawks had a series-high 52 total shots, the Wild had a series-low 44 shots. They had 14 shots blocked and missed on 19 shots. The Wild had 16 shots blocked and 10 missed. The Blackhawks had a 33-29 shot advantage when the game was tied or within a goal.

• The Wild scored their first power-play goal of the series. The Wild are 1-for-8 in the series. The Blackhawks are 34-of-37 on the penalty kill in the playoffs.

• Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith played a game-high 28:40 and 32 shifts. Wild defenseman Ryan Suter played a team-high 26:12.

• Of Keith's 22 minutes of even-strength ice time, he was paired with Sheldon Brookbank for the most at just over 10 minutes, according to extraskater.com. It was the first time in the series Keith didn't spend a majority of the game alongside defenseman Brent Seabrook.

• Keith led the Blackhawks with a 71.9 Corsi percentage, according to extraskater.com. The Blackhawks had 23 shots for and nine against with Keith on the ice in 5-on-5 situations. Wild forward Matt Moulson led his team with a 55.6 Corsi percentage (the Wild had 10 shots for and eight against with him on the ice).

• Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa had two takeaways. He leads the NHL with 15 takeaways in the playoffs.
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Patrick Sharp
PTS GOALS AST +/-
78 34 44 13
OTHER LEADERS
GoalsP. Sharp 34
AssistsD. Keith 55
+/-M. Hossa 28
GAAC. Crawford 2.26