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Power shortage for Hawks, Wild

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Neither the Blackhawks nor the Minnesota Wild is having a great series on the power play.

The Hawks are 1-for-11 after going 0-for-2 in Tuesday's 3-0 win in Game 4.

The Wild is 0-for-15 for the series.

"We want to get ourselves some more chances," Patrick Kane said. "It seems when those chances come it's in the third period when you're in more of a defensive mode and you don't want to give things up. I thought the first power play we had Tuesday we moved it around pretty good we just didn't really connect on the shots."

Kane admitted it's going to be tough to win the Stanley Cup with a poor power play.

"I don't know if you can," Kane said. "The last team that really did it was Boston -- they struggled on the power play. I know the year we won we had a great power play. That was a big key to our success. I still think we can (improve) and by the end of the playoffs hopefully we will show you guys."

The killers:

The penalty killing of the Hawks, led by Michael Frolik and Marcus Kruger, has become the story of the series.

"We were laughing before the game saying it's almost like when we get a penalty (Frolik) gets excited because he's going to get more ice time and get more shifts," Patrick Kane said.

"They've taken the lead," Jonathan Toews said of Frolik and Kruger. "They're the guys that pretty much don't come off the ice on the penalty kill. It gets pretty tiring, but they just keep hopping over the bench and doing their job every single time they're called upon. It's great to see the energy those two guys are providing for us."

First things first:

The Hawks' top line of Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Brandon Saad is still looking for its first goal of the series 5-on-5.

"It's easy to get frustrated in situations like this, but you don't ever want to say that word because it kind of gives the other team props for what they're doing," Toews said. "At this point we all understand that we're working hard for quality scoring chances and they're working hard to limit those.

"When we get our chances we have to find our way to capitalize on then. As a line, I think we know once one goes in we'll get that confidence that they can all go in again. We're fighting it a little bit, we're maybe trying too hard."

Yeo mum on goalies:

Minnesota coach Mike Yeo on Wednesday wouldn't divulge either his starting goalie or his backup for Game 5.

All three goaltenders, Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper, made the trip to Chicago. Backstrom was hurt in warm-ups prior to Game 1, while Harding appeared to injure his left leg in Game 4.

"We like to keep the other team guessing," Yeo said, jokingly. "So we're not only going to not tell them who our starting goalie is, we won't tell them who our backup goalie is. Really leave them in the dark."

•Mike Spellman contributed to this report.

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