The Minnesota Wild will play the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of their second round NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs series on Sunday. The Blackhawks come into this match up 1-0 up in the series following their convincing Game 1 win, and they will be looking to pile on the misery for Minnesota today. The game will start at 3 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the NBC network or online through free live stream (details below).
A convincing 5-2 win in Game 1 should put the Blackhawks in confident mood. That game was not the best game in terms of skill of free-flowing hockey, but Chicago will be saying a win's a win, and if they can gain a second here at the United Center in Chicago today then they will be in firm control of this series.
The Blackhawks will not be complacent, and know how important going 2-0 up is, as they will go on the road to Minnesota for Game 3. Playing the wild on their home ice will be a tough prospect and the Blackhawks will be hoping to take the fullest advantage with them on the road.
The Wild are a much improved team from the one that lost to the Blackhawks in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, and they will be looking to show their improvement by stealing a victory here today so they can return home with the series level.
If the Wild can make the series 1-1, then going on the road to Minnesota with things all square would be a daunting prospect for this Chicago team. There's a huge amount at stake here today in Game 2.
The Minnesota Wild will play the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of their second round NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs series from 3 p.m. ET. The game will be shown on TV on the NBC network or online through free live stream by clicking here.