May 4, 2013
Blackhawks take stranglehold on series with Wild
By ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

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.



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