For the fifth time in the last seven years, the Chicago Blackhawks will play for the Western Conference championship after a sweep of the Minnesota Wild.
But the fourth win wasn’t an easy one.
“It got a little scary there, a little bit,” said captain Jonathan Toews, after Chicago’s 4-3 win over at the Wild on Thursday night.
Chicago saw its 4-1 lead erode to 4-3 after a scrambling rally from Minnesota in the final three minutes of the game, but the Blackhawks hung on thanks to some strong play from goalie Corey Crawford (34 saves).
The Blackhawks took a 1-0 lead in the first period when BrentRead More »from Chicago sweeps Minnesota despite wild Game 4 finish