Minnesota 5, Chicago 4

Sunday, April 1, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 34-35-2-8 19-16-1-3 15-19-1-5 W3
Chicago 44-26-4-6 27-8-1-5 17-18-3-1 L1


WILD 5, BLACKHAWKS 4 (SO): Devin Setoguchi collected a goal and two assists before converting the deciding tally in the shootout as visiting Minnesota topped Chicago.

Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist and captain Mikko Koivu added two helpers for Minnesota, which has won three in a row. Erik Christensen also scored in the shootout.

Chicago’s Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game, knocking home a pass from rookie Andrew Shaw on the power play with 2:45 remaining in regulation to tie it at 4-4.

Setoguchi knocked in his own rebound 10:11 into the game.

Patrick Sharp answered 34 seconds later after a nifty rush and pass by Nick Leddy, but Heatley swept in a Koivu feed at 13:54 on the power play to give the Wild a 2-1 lead after one period.

After Viktor Stalberg tied the game for Chicago 5:28 into the second, the Wild scored two in the next 1:01 for a 4-2 lead.

Defenseman Clayton Stoner scored his first goal since February 2011 on a rebound at 5:48 and Kyle Brodziak added another on a rebound.

Kane scored 8:20 into the second period to pull Chicago within 4-3.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith was serving the last of a five-game suspension for his elbow to the head of Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin. He will be eligible when the Blackhawks visit Minnesota Thursday. … There were two fights and 40 penalty minutes in the first period. … Chicago finished 27-9-5 at home.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Chicago
Devin Setoguchi 3 Points Patrick Kane 2
Devin Setoguchi 1 Goals Patrick Kane 2
Devin Setoguchi 2 Assists Nick Leddy 2
Dany Heatley 1 Power Play Goals Patrick Kane 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Josh Harding .886 Save Percentage Ray Emery .867
Josh Harding 31 Saves Ray Emery 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 30 5 1-3 3-4 25 35
Chicago 35 4 1-4 2-3 33 37

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .614 after a win and .472 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Wild have a W/L % of .576 after a win and .326 after a loss.
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