CSN Chicago Blackhawks pre/postgame analyst Steve Konroyd gives his keys to a Blackhawks' victory in Monday's game against the Wild.
1. This is not a recording - PK has to be better:
The Blackhawks killed all but one of the four penalties they took Saturday night against Minnesota. That included almost two minutes of a 5-on-3 power play by the Wild. But they did give up the first goal of the game, five seconds into their first kill, and it gave them a record of killing only two of their previous five penalties going back to the Tampa Bay game. They are ranked last in the NHL in penalty kills.
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2. Time for Sharp to bark in the Wild:
Patrick Sharp has got to feel a little snake bit. Seven shots on net in his last game against Minnesota, and nothing to show for it. Of those seven shots, four were Grade A scoring opportunities. I’d be a little more worried if he wasn’t getting the chances, but he does have 45 shots on net this year, with only one goal.