Blackhawks Game 3 Notes For Tuesday At Minnesota
* Minnesota beat Chicago, 3-2, in overtime on Sunday, snapping its 4-game losing streak vs. the Blackhawks in the process (dating to March 5). Since the beginning of the 2011-12 regular season, these two clubs have played five straight one-goal games at Xcel Energy Center (Wild have won three of those).
* Including three straight triumphs, the Blackhawks have won 13 of 20 series when taking a 2-1 lead into the fourth game of a best-of-7 matchup. Minnesota has been down 1-2 in a best-of-7 just twice in franchise history, but came back to win both of those series in seven games.
* Patrick Kane had two helpers Sunday and, with at least one assist in each of the first three contests, has now recorded five in the series overall – tied for second most of any 2013 postseason skater. Kane has 57 career postseason points (20g, 37a) – most of any Western Conference player since 2008-09.
* Jason Zucker netted the game-winning goal for the Wild on Sunday, garnering first-star honors for his performance. Zucker is the first Wild rookie in franchise history to record an overtime goal in the playoffs.
* Marian Hossa assisted on Johnny Oduya’s first-period marker on Sunday, giving him 99 career playoff points (37g, 62a) overall. With another point tonight, Hossa will become the sixth active skater with at least 100 career postseason points.
* Chicago is just 1-for-21 (4.8 percent) on the power-play in its last eight games at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild are 1-for-17 (5.9 percent) with the man-advantage in their last eight home tilts vs. the Blackhawks.