NHL 2013 PLAYOFFS: ROUND 1 – CHICAGO vs MINNESOTA
SERIES BEGINS: TUESDAY 30TH APRIL 2013
PUCK DROP: 8PM ET (1AM GMT)
HOW WILL IT GO DOWN? The Wild should be elated to make the playoffs, but they couldn’t have found a tougher matchup than the powerhouse Hawks. Deeper than almost any team in the league and possessing some of the best players in the game, Chicago was the class of the league this year and it wasn’t really even close. The Wild were a pretty good team at home, but Chicago were dominant at both home and on the road, were miles better defensively and in another universe offensively. The Wild were the only team that made the playoffs this year that posted a negative goal differential. The Wild however can frustrate their opponents with their tight checking systems, and do have several quality players, so it’s not the like Wild don’t deserve to be there.
PREDICTION: The Blackhawks shouldn’t have too much trouble with this one. I think they take it in 5.
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