Minnesota Ices Chicago 5-3 - Recap

Minnesota Ices Chicago 5-3 - Recap

Minnesota earned a 5-3 victory over Chicago behind a 2-goal performance from Jason Pominville on Saturday at United Center.

The Wild were a +165 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.

Jason Pominville (2), Zach Parise, Kyle Brodziak, and Justin Fontaine each scored for the Wild in the victory. Parise opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 12:39 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Ryan Suter.

Niklas Backstrom turned in a 33-save effort for the Wild.

Bryan Bickell, Patrick Kane, and Marcus Kruger scored for the Blackhawks, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.

Chicago got a 20-stop effort from Corey Crawford in the loss.

On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-5, while the Blackhawks were 1-for-7 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 36-25.