Chicago Blackhawks forward Michael Frolik scores on Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding during their NHL Western Conference quarterfinal series in Chicago, May 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Jim Young)
The universe is unfolding as it should.
Unfortunately for the Minnesota Wild, “as it should” means collapsing on them in a black hole of heartbreak and defeat.
After spending $196 million on free agents in the summer and then underachieving their way to an eighth-place finish in the Western Conference during the regular season, the Wild are discovering their opening-round opponent is likely going to be their closing-round opponent.
As expected, the Wild are trailing their series with the President’s Trophy-winning Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 after a 5-2 decision Friday at the United Center.
And judging from what we saw in Game 2, a comeback doesn’t appear to be in the stars.