Blackhawks take 2-0 series lead over the Wild, Penguins tie their series with the Rangers, plus updates on Nathan MacKinnon, Adam McQuaid and more.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES/TWINCITIES.COM: Brandon Saad scored twice and Bryan Bickell had a three-point game as the Chicago Blackhawks downed the Minnesota Wild 4-1 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven division final. It was the sixth straight game in which Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov gave up three-or-more goals. With few options, they will be sticking with Ilya Bryzgalov as their starter.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and the Rangers’ Rick Nash went goalless again, but Crosby was far more engaged in this game than Nash. Perhaps in Game 3 one or both will end their scoring drought.
DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon will join Team Canada for the World Championships.
CSNNE.COM: Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid underwent arthroscopic surgery last Thursday on his right ankle and is sidelined up to eight weeks.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: With Robyn Regehr injured, Jeff Schultz could be in the Kings’ lineup for Game 3 against the Anaheim Ducks.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: John Vogl with a complete listing of the 30 NHL owners.