Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/01/13 at 11:17 AM ET
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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