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Western Conference Quarterfinals: Game 1 vs. Minnesota

by Mackenzie McCluer / Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in overtime at the United Center on April 30, 2013, in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

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Fans stream into the United Center before the start of the Western Conference Quarterfinal game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild on April 30, 2013.

Patrick Kane takes the ice for warmups on April 30.

A fan shows his support with a mohawk cap painted with the Stanley Cup.

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Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Brandon Saad, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Duncan Keith observe the national anthem on April 30.

Bryan Bickell pursues the puck as Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding, who stepped up after the Wild's starting netminder Niklas Backstrom was injured in warmups, takes a dive in front of the net.

Brandon Saad tangles with Wild defenseman Tom Gilbert on April 30.

Marian Hossa celebrates with Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw after he scored in the second period to tie the game at 1-1.

Racecar driver Danica Patrick waves to the crowd after making a shot in the Shoot the Puck intermission game. Click here to watch Blackhawks TV's recap of her appearance.

Jonathan Toews tries to skate past the Wild's Jason Zucker and Jared Spurgeon on April 30.

The team celebrates after Bryan Bickell scored 16 minutes into the overtime period to seal victory for the Blackhawks on April 30.

The crowd erupts into cheers after Bryan Bickell's overtime goal.

The scoreboard and LED displays read "15 games," marking how many games the Blackhawks still need to win in order to clinch the Stanley Cup championship title.

Bryan Bickell returns victorious to the team locker room after the game.

Photos by Chase Agnello-Dean and Bill Smith.

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