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Wild's Josh Harding starts Game 2

Updated: May 3, 2013, 11:11 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding started Game 2 of the first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

Harding replaced Niklas Backstrom in Game 1 Tuesday after Backstrom suffered a lower-body injury during the pregame warm-ups.

Harding, who revealed in October that he had multiple sclerosis, played in just five regular-season games, but stepped in and made 35 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.

"For him, there's a lot of positives ...

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