Wild Lose Game Two 5-2, Look Ahead to Game Three

Updated: 05/04/2013 6:28 PM KSTP.com By: Chris Long

Two goals each from Chicago's Michael Frolik and Patrick Sharp had the Minnesota Wild playing from behind all night in the Blackhawks 5-2 win in Game 2 of their Stanley Cup Playoff opening round series.

Frolik's two goals - on either side of the first intermission - were nearly carbon copies of one another.  Each was triggered when a Blackhawks' shot hit a Wild defender and bounced right to Frolik, who had a virtually empty net to shoot into.

Devin Setoguchi scored with 2:03 left in the second to give the Wild some momentum heading to the second intermission. Despite being outplayed badly, the Wild were within a goal at 2-1.

However Sharp's two goals 3:44 and 14:08 into the third period gave Chicago a 4-1 lead and all but decided the outcome.

Marco Scandella scored for the Wild with 3:31 to go, but Chicago's Game 1 hero Bryan Bickell closed out the scoring with an empty netter in the final seconds.

The Blackhawks take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series which moves to Saint Paul for Game 3 on Sunday.