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Hossa scores in shootout as Blackhawks beat Wild 3-2 to stop 3-game slide

Thursday, 04.03.2014 / 11:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Hossa scores in shootout as Blackhawks beat Wild 3-2 to stop 3-game slide

CHICAGO - Marian Hossa scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the banged-up Chicago Blackhawks stopped a three-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford made 25 saves through overtime, and then stopped all three Minnesota attempts in the shootout. Hossa connected on the Blackhawks' second attempt in the tiebreaker by powering a shot through Ilya Bryzgalov.

It was Chicago's first game since coach Joel Quenneville said captain Jonathan Toews would miss the rest of the regular season due to an upper-body injury. The Blackhawks also were without Patrick Kane, another star forward who is expected to miss the rest of the regular season because of an injury.

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