Updated: 05/03/2013 11:13 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hartman
Game two of playoffs for the Wild went to the Blackhawks.
The final score was 5-2.
The Wild scored for the first time in the game in the 2nd period.
Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom and defenseman Clayton Stoner did not practice on Thursday, and were unavailable for Game 2.
Wild forward Jason Pominville also missed Thursday's practice and did not travel to Chicago for Friday's game. He missed Game 1.
Josh Harding started on Friday night after he made 35 saves in Minnesota's 2-1 overtime loss in the opener Tuesday night.
Blackhawks center Dave Bolland and goalie Ray Emery were ruled out for Game 2 due to lower-body injuries. But Emery skated on Thursday, and coach Joel Quenneville says both players could travel to Minnesota for Game 3 on Sunday.
Game three will take place Sunday at the Xcel Energy Center.
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The Associated Press contribtued to this article.
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