The series opener was tied at 2 in the third period before
Game 3 is Tuesday night in Minnesota.
The Blackhawks eventually regained their composure and turned up the pressure again. Bickell shot the puck off the crossbar on a break with 4:39 to go.
Given a second chance, the physical forward delivered.
Saad added an empty-net goal as the Blackhawks improved to 16-2 in home playoff games over the last two years. They are 5-0 at the
Chicago played without forward
Shaw, who had 19 goals and 20 assists in the regular season, is expected to travel with the team to Minnesota. Wild coach
Chicago jumped out to a 2-0 lead for the second straight game.
Haula had a great scoring opportunity on the right side of the net after Crawford lost track of the puck in the first. But
The Wild failed to convert on their only power play after going 0 for 3 with the man advantage in the opener. They went 0 for 17 on the power play when they were eliminated by the Blackhawks in five games in 2013.
Letang's 15th career postseason goal matched Larry Murphy's record for Penguins defensemen.
Game 3 is Monday night in New York.
The Rangers have lost eight straight Game 2s and have dropped an
They had their chances to jump ahead early, only to be let down again by the power play.
Three times in the first 10 minutes New York went to the power play, and three times the Rangers spent two minutes skating around as though they were killing time before getting back to even strength.
Only Lundqvist seemed interested in sending the Rangers back to New York with a commanding 2-0 lead. He was typically brilliant, particularly when Pittsburgh captain