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CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks found another gear following their first playoff loss, and coach Joel Quenneville is looking for more.
The Blackhawks closed out the Minnesota Wild with a 5-1 victory in Game 5 on Thursday night. They won the series 4-1 and dominated the final two games of the series, outscoring Minnesota 8-1 after the Wild's 3-2 overtime victory on Sunday.
Chicago advanced in the NHL playoffs for the first time since it won the Stanley Cup in 2010, and it's hoping for a similar result this year.
Quenneville says he thinks the Blackhawks have to play better than they did against the Wild. He says: "I'm not doing cartwheels the last two games."