Ryan O’Reilly scored twice, including the game-winner with 7:16 to play, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 Saturday night.
Minnesota Wild goaltender doesn’t want to be considered the NHL’s only player with multiple sclerosis, he just wants to be recognized for stopping the puck.
The Blackhawks are likely going to get by the Wild without much more trouble the rest of the way. However, Quenneville & Co. now understand that Crawford can make the key save when the game is on the line.
After clinching the best record in the NHL, the Blackhawks will take on the eighth-seeded Wild in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
When the Colorado Avalanche named Gabriel Landeskog team captain, he became the youngest captain in NHL history at age 20. On Sunday, the left winger said he felt good on his first day of practice as the team leader.
Minnesota Wild officials say they expect a sellout Saturday when the team opens at home after the lockout that wiped away half the season.
Niklas Backstrom turned in another strong performance with 23 saves, and the Minnesota Wild hung on to beat the crumbling Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Greg Mauldin scored two goals to fuel Colorado’s four-goal burst in the second period, and the Avalanche had a season-high goals total to beat the Minnesota Wild 7-4 on Saturday night and snap a three-game losing streak.