Teravainen’s first playoff goal lifts Hawks to Game 1 win

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(CHICAGO) -- After squandering a three goal lead and on the brink of a Game 1 collapse to open the Western Conference Semifinals, the Blackhawks found an unlikely hero in the final minute of the second period. Rookie forward Teuvo Teravainen beat Devan Dubnyk glove side to push the Hawks back in front 4-3, a goal that stood as the game-winner Friday night at the United Center.

"It's a great feeling," Teravainen said. "I think I have to shoot more. I got the puck there and just try to shoot it and sometimes good thingsĀ  happen."

The 20-year-old Teravainen appeared in just two games in Round 1 against Nashville, registering an assist in Game 1. He had not seen the ice since Game 2 two weeks ago.

"I think he's getting better and better," said Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa. "I know he didn't play lots of games but when he's there he sees the ice really well. He's really skilled and he's learning and great shot at the end."

Corey Crawford made 30 saves as the Blackhawks improved to 9-3 in 12 all-time playoff meetings with the Wild. Game 2 is Sunday night at 7:30 from the United Center.

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