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Monday, May 5, 2014
By the numbers: Blackhawks-Wild, Game 2

By Scott Powers

CHICAGO -- Here's a look by the numbers at the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild in Game 2 of their Western Conference second-round series:

• The Blackhawks extended their playoff winning streak to six games. Their longest winning streak during the regular season was six games.

• Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford stopped 18-of-19 shots. During the Blackhawks' six-game winning streak, he's made 174 saves on 183 shots for a .951 save percentage.


• The Wild attempted 50 total shots, including 19 on net. The Blackhawks had 46 total shot attempts, including 22 on net.

• The Blackhawks had a 58.2 Corsi close percentage, which is shot differential with the game tied or within a goal. This statistic is used to eliminate score effects. The Blackhawks had 32 shots attempts to the Wild's 23 in those situations, according to extraskater.com.

• Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook and Niklas Hjalmarsson combined for 10 of the team's 25 blocked shots. Hjalmarsson leads the league with 30 blocks in the playoffs.

• The game included only three penalties. The Wild had two penalties and the Blackhawks had one. The Wild went 0-for-2 on their power play, and the Blackhawks were 0-for-1. Brandon Saad's second-period goal came just two seconds after a Minnesota penalty expired.

• Wild goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 18-of-21 shots. He's made 73 saves on 88 shots for a .830 save percentage in the playoffs.

• Hjalmarsson was on the ice for 13:20 of even-strength ice time against Wild forward Zach Parise. No other two players were matched up more often.

• Wild defenseman Ryan Suter played a game-high 27:25 of ice time. Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith played a team-high 25:43.

• The Wild had eight players with a Corsi percentage better than 50 percent, according to extraskater.com. Wild forward Dany Heatley had a 66.7 Corsi percentage (the Wild had 10 shots for and five against with him on the ice in 5-on-5 situations). Charlie Coyle had a team-low 38.5 Corsi percentage (10 shots for, 16 against).

• The Blackhawks had seven players with a Corsi percentage better than 50 percent, according to extraskater.com. Jonathan Toews led the team with a 73.7 Corsi percentage (the Blackhawks had 14 shots for and five against when he was on the ice in 5-on-5 situations). Ben Smith had a team-low 29.4 Corsi percentage (10 shots for, 24 against with him on the ice).

• Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell scored his fifth goal of the playoffs. He has 14 playoff goals over the last two seasons.

• Wild forward Mikko Koivu won 14-of-19 faceoffs. He's won 129-of-215 faceoffs for a 60.0 winning percentage in the playoffs.

• Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy played 56 seconds and three shifts in the third period. He played a team-high 7:59 in the first period.

• Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa had three assists and a plus-4 rating.

• The Wild had 32 hits to the Blackhawks' 23. The Wild's Cody McCormick had a game-high six hits.