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Recap - Blackhawks Defeat Minnesota 3-2

Chicago earned a 3-2 victory over Minnesota on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at United Center.

Chicago was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.

Marian Hossa potted the shootout winner for Chicago. Chicago got goals from Bryan Bickell and Ben Smith in the victory. Smith opened the scoring at 2:29 of the second period.

Corey Crawford stopped 25 of 27 Minnesota shots in the victory.

Charlie Coyle and Erik Haula scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Corey Crawford.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 24 of 26 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Chicago went 0-for-1, while the Wild were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Minnesota outshot Chicago 27-26 in the game.

Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blue Jackets. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track vs Pittsburgh.