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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Wild in OT, 3-2

Chicago overcomes two-goal deficit to earn point in overtime loss to Minnesota

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks couldn't build off their post-break momentum as they dropped a 3-2 overtime game to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center. 

Corey Crawford stopped 31 shots, while defensemen Adam Boqvist and Olli Maatta found the net for Chicago.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Crawford kept the Blackhawks in the game for the opening 40 minutes with 20 of his 27 stops in regulation. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Duncan Keith logged an assist on Boqvist's tally to record his 499th career assist.

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks return home to face the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night at the United Center (TICKETS).


GAME RECAP

Minnesota came strong out of the gate, racing to a 9-0 shot advantage in the opening half of the first frame, but the two teams were deadlocked 0-0 after 20 minutes thanks to 12 saves from Crawford, who was busy early and often. 

The Wild struck first early in the second period, keeping in a clearing attempt along the boards and walking to the high slot before putting a wrister on net through traffic that beat a screened Crawford for a 1-0 Minnesota lead at 3:57.

Fiala struck for the second time on the night before the middle frame's end, quickly moving the puck the opposite direction after a turnover at the Blakchawks blue line and splitting the defensemen before beating Crawford with a wrister off the rush at 15:08 for a 2-0 lead. 

Chicago got on the board at the 6:23 mark of the third as Boqvist took a cross-ice feed from Keith and ripped a shot towards goal past a David Kampf deflection attempt and behind Alex Stalock's glove to cut the Minnesota lead to 2-1. 

Video: CHI@MIN: Boqvist sends the puck home with wrist shot

Maata tied things up at 16:50 of the third picking up the rebound off the far-side boards after an Erik Gustafsson shot was deflected away in front and quickly fired a shot from the boards that rose above Stalock's shoulder and into the net through traffic to make it a 2-2 game. 

Video: CHI@MIN: Boqvist sends the puck home with wrist shot

 Matt Dumba scored the game-winner for the Wild midway through the overtime frame to take the 3-2 result. 

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