Blackhawks beat Wild 4-3 in Game 1
(CHICAGO) — Teuvo Teravainen’s goal with less than a minute left in the second period broke a 3-3 tie and stopped a furious Minesota comeback to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round Playoff Series.
The Blackhawks last played on the United Center ice six days ago, but Hawks fans did not have to wait long at all to sing “Chelsea Dagger” again as Brandon Saad scored 1:15 into Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild, one of three first period goals for Chicago.
Saad’s goal was his third of the playoffs. Patrick Kane added his third goal on a perfect pass from Brad Richards later in the period.
Two minutes after Kane, Marcus Kruger beat Devin Dubnyk five-hole for the Hawks third goal of the opening 20 minutes.
The Wild though would not bow out easily. They scored three goals in the second period to tie the game at 3 against Corey Crawford.
Crawford stopped 30 shots for the victory. Game 2 is Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.