For the third straight spring, the Chicago Blackhawks will play the Minnesota Wild in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Minnesota beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Sunday to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals matchup against Chicago for the second straight year.
Four down, 12 to go for the Hawks.
Here's the latest news:
**Blackhawks draw Minnesota in second round (SCH)
**Rockford IceHogs win 4-1, take commanding 2-0 series lead (SCH)
**U18 World Championships: Colin White's OT goal gives US gold (SBN College Hockey)
**Blackhawks Patrick Kane shoulders his usual load in return (Tribune)
**Jimmy Waite has had the Midas touch with Blackhawks goalies (Sun-Times)
**Wild dispatch Blues in Game 6 with 4-1 win (Hockey Wilderness)
**Blues to part ways with Hitchcock this week per report from David Kaplan (take with a grain of salt - St. Louis Gametime)
**It's over: Habs beat Senators 2-0 (Silver Seven)
**VIDEO: Fast whistle costs Senators goal (Pro Hockey Talk)
**Canadiens play prank on Carey Price after ousting Senators (Eyes on the Prize)
**Winners, losers in Sidney Crosby's decision to play in IIHF worlds (Puck Daddy)