Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Bryan Bickell's tally with 3:25 remaining in
overtime lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota
Wild in Game 1 of a Western Conference quarterfinal at United Center.
Viktor Stalberg broke into the Minnesota zone on the right wing, and was
joined by Bickell in a 2-on-1. The former dished across to the latter, who
took one stride with the puck and scored the winner on the backhand through
the pads of Josh Harding.
Marian Hossa picked up the other score and Corey Crawford stopped 26 shots for
Cal Clutterbuck notched the lone score for the Wild. Subbing for normal
starter Niklas Backstrom, who departed in warmups due to a leg injury, Harding
ended up with 35 saves in defeat.
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