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Stephane Veilleux's two goals lead Wild to OT win over Blackhawks

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Stephane Veilleux scored his second goal of the game with 23.9 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 pre-season victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Veilleux tied the game with a power-play goal 3:30 into the third period. His high wrist shot beat goaltender Corey Crawford in overtime for the game-winner.

Colton Gillies, Minnesota's first-round draft pick in 2007 who is trying to earn a roster spot, also scored for the Wild (3-1-0). Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves for his third victory in the pre-season.

Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and Brent Seabrook added a power-play goal for Chicago (3-2-0), which was playing its third game in as many days. Kane has six points in four pre-season games.

Crawford finished with 19 saves.

Marc-Andre Bergeron, one of the Wild's new acquisitions on defence, left the game late in the second period after a fight with Chicago's Kyle Beach. Bergeron left the ice with blood on his face and didn't return.

Minnesota's Marian Gaborik made his first appearance of the pre-season after sitting out three games with a quadriceps injury. Martin Havlat of the Blackhawks returned to the lineup for the first time since having shoulder surgery.

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