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Andrew Shaw out for Game 3, might return Friday


Wild 2
at Hawks 5


Wild 1
at Hawks 4


8 p.m. Tuesday
at Wild, CNBC


8:30 p.m. Friday
at Wild, NBCSN

GAME 5 if necessary

TBD Sunday
at Hawks

GAME 6 if necessary

TBD next Tuesday
at Wild

GAME 7 if necessary

TBD May 15
at Hawks

Updated: June 7, 2014 6:23AM

Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw will miss his second consecutive game Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild because of a lower-body injury suffered when he was checked hard by defenseman Clayton Stoner in Game 1.

But coach Joel Quenneville said Shaw didn’t suffer a setback and was confident he would return for Game 4 on Friday.

‘‘We still think he’s going on the next part of this trip and could play Friday,’’ Quenneville said. ‘‘We’ll see.’’

Road-ice advantage?

Winger Marian Hossa said the outstanding ice surface at Xcel Energy Center aids the Wild’s advantage at home.

‘‘The ice is one of the best in the league,’’ Hossa said. ‘‘The ice is so fast, they’ll be flying.’’

But good ice also benefits the Hawks, who are one of the best-skating teams in the NHL.

‘‘Yeah, it’s nice to have good ice for our team,’’ Hossa said. ‘‘We are a puck-control team, so it’s to our advantage, too. We want to take advantage of that.’’

Wild have hope

After recovering from a 2-0 deficit in the first round against the Colorado Avalanche, the Wild are confident they can do it again against the Hawks.

‘‘I don’t see a lot of difference,’’ Stoner said. ‘‘If we stay with our structure and pick our intensity up, make some better plays and finish our scoring chances, I feel like we can take the series over.’’

All he does is stop pucks

Goalie Corey Crawford always seems to struggle for recognition in the playoffs, but he keeps getting the job done. Crawford is second in goals-against average (1.87, behind the Boston Bruins’ Tuukka Rask) and third in save percentage (.936, behind Rask and the Philadelphia Flyers’ Steve Mason) in the postseason.

‘‘It doesn’t surprise me anymore,’’ center Michal Handzus said. ‘‘It’s kind of expected, but he’s been great. He’s a great goalie, and he’s always even-keeled. That’s what we need.’’


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