Thanks for playing, Wild. That makes it three years in a row that the Blackhawks eliminated Minnesota in the playoffs. This time, they only needed four games. Get your brooms out! Sweeeeeeeeeeeep.
It was a pretty ... wild ... finish to Game 4 though, with Minnesota (on the power play, in fairness) pulling their goaltender with almost 4 minutes still to play and down just two goals. Hossa made them pay and put the Hawks up 4-1. But then the Wild did score. And then scored again a few seconds later to set up a the exciting finish. Crow and the tired defense stood tall finally and the Hawks move on.
Rozsival looked to have blown his knee out however, which is a problem (and not just for the playoffs but possibly for his career). Kimmo's ancient and probably not ready to take up that 20-minute 5th defenseman role. But he's gonna have to step it up!
FOOTBALL (all times BST):
14.00: Jose Mourinho press conference (LIVE)
19.30: Ligue 1, 1st vs. 10th: PSG vs. Guingamp
19.45: Championship, promotion playoff semifinal, 1st leg: Brentford vs. Middlesbrough