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Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) looks for the puck between Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella (6) and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30) during the second period of Game 2 of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Chicago on Sunday, May 4, 2014. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL playoffs: Chicago beats Minnesota, takes 2-0 lead in playoff series


CHICAGO — The Wild returned to Minnesota early Sunday evening in a familiar spot — down 2-0 in a best-of-seven series.

In the last round against Colorado, the Wild won four of the next five games to advance to its first conference semifinal in 11 years. If the Wild don’t repeat that same feat against the more experienced defending Stanley Cup champions, its season will end in a jiffy.

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