BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Duncan Keith didn’t consider it a Chicken-Little concern by any means when the Blackhawks had a few recent hiccups.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Patrick Sharp shook off a late-game hit, one that sent him falling awkwardly into the boards leading with his left shoulder, the shoulder that sidelined him for a month.
1. Score the first goal: Minnesota has been hot at home of late. They have five straight wins on home ice, and are 9-2-1 in their last 12 home tilts.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Patrick Sharp has been itching to get back into the lineup for weeks now, but that shoulder just wasn’t quite ready.
It is, and he is, ready now.