May 10, 2013
Blackhawks send Wild on summer vacation
By ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa scores on Wild goaltender Josh Harding during Game 5 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinal at the United Center in Chicago, May 9, 2013. (JEFF HAYNES/Reuters)

CHICAGO - Wild thing, I think I shoved you ... right out of the playoffs.

If you wanna know for sure why everyone in Chicago has that song running through their heads, ask the Blackhawks.

They buried five goals, 20 players and $196 million worth of Stanley Cup dreams Thursday in Game 5 of their NHL Western Conference playoff series against the Minnesota Wild.

Marian Hossa scored twice and Patrick Sharp, Marcus Kruger and Andrew Shaw added singles in a 5-1 victory to eliminate Minnesota and give fans in Chicago a second round series for the first time since their 2010 Cup season.



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