Blackhawks vs Wild Final: 4-3 - Recap
|Blackhawks vs Wild Final: 4-3 - Recap|
The Wild came up short Wednesday against the Blackhawks, falling 4-3 in a shootout.
Chicago was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Patrick Kane potted the shootout winner for Chicago. Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews, and Michael Frolik each scored for the Blackhawks in the victory. Hossa opened the scoring for Chicago, finding the back of the net at 9:19 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp.
Ray Emery turned in a 27-save effort for the Blackhawks.
Matt Cullen, Mikko Koivu, and Kyle Brodziak scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Ray Emery.
Minnesota got a 28-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.
Chicago scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 31-30.
Chicago heads into a battle against the Ducks. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.