Scott Darling played tremendous in Corey Crawford’s absence, performing so well that there was a real question as to who the Blackhawks would keep as their backup goaltender, he or Antti Raa
The Blackhawks have tended to wait until the third period to explode against opposing teams this season, but that was definitely not the case on Tuesday night.
The Blackhawks have had to go without some top players at times this season, from Corey Crawford to Patrick Sharp.
1. Own the boards. Minnesota is a team that gets a lot of shots and scores a lot of goals. The Wild also give up the fewest number of shots in the entire NHL.