The Chicago Blackhawks entered the second period of game 5 against the Minnesota Wild trailing 1-0.
In the first period, the Blackhawks were plagued by slow play and were not able to match the fast-paced tempo of the Wild.
Unlike the first period, the Blackhawks got off to a fast start in the second period. At one point within the first five minutes of the second period, the Blackhawks had 7-1 shots advantage over the Wild. After looking sluggish in the first period, the fast start to the second period was something that the Blackhawks needed.
With 11:25 left in the second period, the Blackhawks went on their second power play of the game when Jonas Brodin was called for hooking. On the power play, Bryan Bickell deflected Patrick Kane’s shot into the goal to tie the game at 1 for the Blackhawks.
After the Wild controlled the first period of the game, it was re-assuring to see the Blackhawks regain their form in the second period.
With one period remaining, the Blackhawks and Wild are deadlocked at 1.