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Chicago vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 3-2

Chicago vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 3-2

Minnesota needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild were a +117 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Matt Cullen clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Wild. Minnesota got goals from Matt Cullen and Cal Clutterbuck in the victory. Cullen opened the scoring at 1:30 of the first period.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 28 of 28 Chicago shots in the victory.

Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw scored for the Blackhawks, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.

Corey Crawford stopped 23 of 25 shots for the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Minnesota scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Chicago went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Chicago outshot Minnesota 32-25 in the game.

Minnesota heads into a battle against the Ducks. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against Vancouver.