Game 2 is Sunday night.
Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby was held without a goal for the 12th straight playoff game.
BLACKHAWKS 5, WILD 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane scored two goals for Chicago in the third period, including a terrific dash through the Minnesota zone for the tiebreaking score, and the Blackhawks beat the Wild in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Bryan Bickell also scored twice for the Blackhawks, who have won five in a row after losing their first two playoff games. Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist as the defending Stanley Cup champions made the most of two costly high-sticking penalties on Minnesota defenceman Jonas Brodin.
Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Sunday.
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