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Chicago Blackhawks Fall 4-3 to Minnesota Wild, Drop Second Game in a Row

December 6th, 2013 at 10:54 AM
By Andrew McIntyre

The Chicago Blackhawks lost their second game in a row Thursday night as they fell 4-3 to the Minnesota Wild. The Wild led 2-0, but the Blackhawks scored three goals in less than seven minutes of game time to take a 3-2 lead. The Wild would then answer back by scoring two goals in less than four minutes late in the third period. With the loss, the Blackhawks fall to 20-6-4, while the Wild move to 17-8-5 with the win. The Wild also carry a 2-1 season series advantage over the Blackhawks with two more games to play.

Scoring Summary

1st Period:

04:23 MIN GOAL: Matt Cooke (5) assisted by Torrey Mitchell and Eric Haula

2nd Period:

16:59 MIN PPG: Zach Parise (12) assisted by Dany Heatley and Jason Pominville

19:43 CHI GOAL: Jeremy Morin (1) assisted by Joakim Nordstrom and Patrick Kane

3rd Period:

00:43 CHI GOAL: Brandon Saad (8) unassisted

06:35 CHI PPG: Marian Hossa (12) assisted by Kris Versteeg and Nick Leddy

14:21 MIN PPG: Jonas Brodin (5) assisted by Jared Spurgeon and Justin Fontaine

18:12 MIN GOAL: Marco Scandella (1) assisted by Jared Spurgeon and Charlie Coyle

Here are some notes from the game:

  • Duncan Keith saw his eight-game point streak come to an end as he failed to pick up a point.
  • Forward Jeremy Morin scored his first goal of the year for the Blackhawks on a redirection. Morin, who was called up on Wednesday, is in his second stint with the Blackhawks this season after being sent down earlier in the year.
  • Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford stopped 19 of the 23 shots he faced, while Wild goalie Josh Harding stopped 16 of the 19 shots he faced. The Wild's defense did a great job of limiting the scoring chances for the Blackhawks.
  • The Wild were 2-3 on the power play, including a game-tying goal late in the third period.
  • With the win, the Wild improve to 13-0-3 when leading after two periods of play.

NEXT GAME: Friday, December 6 vs Anaheim Ducks. 7 pm. CT start


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Tags: Blackhawks, Chicago, Chicago Blackhawks, COREY CRAWFORD, DUNCAN KEITH, Hockey, JEREMY MORIN, JOSH HARDING, MARCO SCANDELLA, MINNESOTA WILD, NHL, WILD, ZACH PARISE

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