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Wrapping Up The Games From Last Night

Hockey Night in Canada's Andi Petrillo shares her thoughts about the action on, and off, the ice on the opening night of the NHL playoffs.

Chicago Blackhawks win 2-1 in OT over Minnesota Wild

On the ice: Someone forgot to tell Minnesota that Chicago was supposed to walk all over them and win the series handily. How dare they force overtime!  It was a night of "firsts" for Cal Clutterbuck. He played in his first NHL playoff game, took the Wild's first shot, and scored his first NHL playoff goal. Unless you're a Blackhawks fan, if you weren't rooting for Wild backup goalie Josh Harding, who was pressed into action after an injury to Niklas Backstrom in warm-ups, you have a heart of stone.  And hey, Ryan Suter, 41:08 of ice time? Stop hogging all the fun!

Off the ice: During the second intermission, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick took part in the "Shoot the Puck" contest and scored on her first attempt. She wore a Blackhawks jersey with the number 10. Her car number is 10, the name on her jersey was Patrick, and Chicago's Patrick Sharp wears number 10. This is just too crazy!


Watch the top 5 plays from last night below...

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Primis's avatar

There is absolutely nothing of interest in the article.  Nothing.  I have lowered expectations for CBC anymore, and even then I can’t believe they let something like that be put up with their name attached to it.  That reads like someone tried to find a way to work their own interests into NHL playoff recaps on their personal blog or something, and it reads as poorly as you would expect.

If you’re thinking about clicking through, don’t.  Ugh.

Posted by Primis on 05/01/13 at 12:55 PM ET

Paul's avatar

While I agree Primis it may not be for the hard core hockey fan, it just may be of interest to the casual hockey fan who visits KK.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/01/13 at 01:02 PM ET

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