The Chicago Blackhawks continue to play postseason tormentor of the Minnesota Wild. In the latest chapter, Corey Crawford saved 30 shots in leading the Blackhawks to a 1-0 win over the Wild in Game 3 of their second-round NHL playoff series on Tuesday night.
Chicago leads the best-of-seven series, 3-0.
Outside of a brief lull in the second period of Game 1 during which he allowed three goals, Crawford has been a tough nut for the Wild to crack. He has saved 90 of 94 shots in the series, a .957 save percentage.
Patrick Kane scored a goal on the power play at 14:06 in the first period, giving Chicago all the offense it needed. It was the fourth goal of the series for Kane, who has six goals and five assists in nine games this postseason, including a goal in each of his last four games.
The Blackhawks beat the Wild 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs in 2013, then eliminated them 4-2 in the second round in 2014. Chicago will go for the sweep in Game 4 on Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota, at 9:30 p.m. ET.