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Wild look to shut down Kane in Game 2

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The Minnesota Wild will look to even their playoff series against the Blackhawks in Game 2 at the United Center on Sunday.

The Blackhawks left with a 5-2 win in Chicago on Friday but the Wild will need to keep in mind the “level of team” they’re facing, head coach Mike Yeo said on Saturday.

The Wild outshot the Blackhawks 17-3 in the second period and tied it up 6:56 into the third, but the Blackhawks pulled away with 2 Kane Goals and then a second goal on the night for Bryan Bickell with a few minutes of play remaining to bring the score up 5-2. That 2-2 tie lasted just 86 seconds.

“Got to be ready to compete in battle and limit their opportunities, kind of keep them to the outside, give them the outside shots,” Wild defenseman Nate Prosser said. “They’ve got a good group of skilled players that can hurt you like you saw with Kane.”

The key? Shutting down the Hawks’ high-fliers, and that means being aware when Jonathan Toews and Kane are on the ice.

“You have to pay attention to who’s on the ice,” Wild right wing Nino Niederrieter, who became an overnight hero after his OT-game winning sniper in Game 1, said. “Obviously, if Kane is on the ice, you’ve got to be careful with him because he is so shifty and he always finds a play, it feels like.”

The Wild struggled away from their home ice in Round 1, finally picking up a definitive road win in Game 7 against the Avalanche.

The Game 2 puck drops at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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