May 4, 2015 / 4:48 AM / 3 years ago

Blackhawks tame Wild to move 2-0 clear in series

(The Sports Xchange) - Right winger Patrick Kane scored two goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 win against the Minnesota Wild in Game Two of their Western Conference semi-final series on Sunday.

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) is congratulated for scoring a goal during the third period in game two of the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center. Chicago won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Center Jonathan Toews and left winger Patrick Sharp also scored for Chicago, who seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with their fifth win in as many games on home ice this post-season.

Defenseman Matt Dumba scored the lone goal for Minnesota.

Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford stopped 30-of-31 shots to earn his third win of the playoffs, while Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk turned aside 27-of-30 attempts on goal.

A short-handed goal by Toews broke a scoreless tie with 7:32 remaining in the second period before Chicago doubled their lead on Kane’s wrist shot from the right circle with 19.9 seconds remaining in the same frame.

Defenseman Duncan Keith fired a stretch pass to Kane, who wheeled near the blue line and beat Dubnyk stick-side for his 100th career playoff point. Minnesota trimmed the deficit to 2-1 on Dumba’s power-play goal with 18:40 left in the third period, the scorer ripping a shot from 40 feet into the top right corner of the net.

The Blackhawks regained a two-goal cushion on a wrist shot by Sharp with 12:21 to go in the third period, left winger Teuvo Teravainen starting the play by stealing the puck along the boards and pushing a pass to the goal-scorer.

Kane added an empty-netter with 2:07 remaining in the third period to complete the scoring.

Game Three is in Minnesota on Tuesday.

(This story fixes day in first paragraph.)

Editing by Jahmal Corner

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