As expected, Andrew Shaw was out of the lineup for Game 2, but he will be flying with the team to Minnesota for Games 3 and 4, which are Tuesday and Friday.
Asked if it were more of a cautionary move to keep Shaw out of the lineup Sunday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was a bit evasive.
"Well, he's out for today," Quenneville said. "We'll see with next game, you know, we're looking at him likely playing (Tuesday)."
Andrew Shaw wasn't the only regular out of the lineup Sunday.
Forward Brandon Bollig, who played in all 82 regular-season games and saw action in every playoff game, was a first-time healthy scratch Sunday.
"Coach's decision," said Joel Quenneville.
With Bollig out, rookie Jeremy Morin saw his first playoff action. He was on the ice for the lone Wild goal, played 9 shifts for 5:42 minutes and finished a minus-1.
Defenseman Nick Leddy, who was also on the ice for the lone Wild goal, played only three shifts early in the third period and didn't return.
"Coach's decision," Quenneville said.
Minnesota coach Mike Yeo is getting tired of hearing questions about goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and whether or not he'll be replaced after dropping two straight games to the Hawks.
"He's in the net," Yeo said. "We've got to find a way to get a win. And that's all of us. That's him, but that's our team, too. We're not going to sit around waiting for another option.
"This is the guy. So let's quit even talking about it right now. We shouldn't even be talking about who's backing up."
What was that?
Hawks goalie Corey Crawford was involved in a weird play in the third period when he whacked a loose puck with his stick and it landed on top of his net.
"It kind of popped up and I wasn't sure if it was falling back toward the net, so I just tried to whack it behind the net," Crawford said. "I just caught enough of it.
"I almost missed it, where it might have gone in. I got just enough to land it on top."
After missing Game 1 because he was under the weather, veteran forward Kris Versteeg was back in lineup Sunday.
"It's always good to get back," versteeg said. "I thought we had some good jump in the first period.
"Getting back in the lineup tonight was good."
He said it:
"There are no easy games, no easy series. Never get ahead of yourselves, particularly in the playoffs."
-- Hawks coach Joel Quenneville about his team having a 2-0 series lead.