Chicago vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 4-3
|Chicago vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 4-3|
The Wild earned a 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.
Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as +107 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Matt Cooke, Zach Parise, Marco Scandella, and Jonas Brodin each scored for the Wild in the victory. Cooke opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 4:23 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Torrey Mitchell and Erik Haula.
Josh Harding stopped 16 of 19 Chicago shots in the victory.
Chicago got goals from Marian Hossa, Jeremy Morin, and Brandon Saad in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Chicago got a 19-stop effort from Corey Crawford in the loss.
Minnesota scored 2 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Chicago went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Chicago lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 23-19.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Columbus looking for another win. For Chicago, they head home to face Anaheim.