Patrick Sharp scored twice as the Blackhawks blanked the Wild 3-0 in Game Four of their Western Conference quarterfinal series. Bryan Bickell added a tally midway through the third period for Chicago, which holds a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Corey Crawford posted 25 saves for the shutout. The 'Hawks can close out the series with a win at home in Game Five on Thursday. Josh Harding made five saves in the first period but did not start the second. He gave way to Darcy Kuemper to start the middle period after sustaining a left leg injury. Kuemper allowed two goals on 18 shots in defeat for Minnesota.
The Bulls are looking for a 2-0 series lead against the Heat tonight in Miami. Chicago took care of the top seed on Monday, winning Game One 93-86. The Bulls are expected to be without Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng just as they were in Game One. Tip off is set for 6:00.
WRHL's Pre-Game Show begins at 5:30 on Newstalk 1060.