A three-goal lead had slipped away and the Chicago Blackhawks looked to be reeling.
Teuvo Teravainen picked that moment to make his first big impact in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Teravainen, the 18th pick in the 2012 NHL Draft and playing in only his third postseason game, stunned goaltender Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild when he fired a puck from along the left-wing boards that found its way into the net with 58.2 seconds left in the second period.
The first goal of Teravainen's playoff career proved decisive as the Blackhawks defeated the Wild 4-3 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round on Friday, their seventh straight playoff win against Minnesota over the past three years.
"I thought the way the game developed during the second period, they took over the game in the second totally," Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson said. "They had pretty much everything, and it felt like the game was also slipping away there for a while, but then [Teravainen] scored the huge goal at the end of the period, and we got the momentum back and took care of business in the third."