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article imageNHL: Wild hand Blackhawks first loss

By Luke Vermeer     Jan 30, 2013 in Sports
The San Jose Sharks are the only remaining undefeated team as the Chicago Blackhawks fell to the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in a shootout.
Nicklas Backstrom replaced Josh Harding in the Wild net midway through the first period and made 28 stops to seal the victory for Minnesota.
The Wild managed the victory despite being outshot 25-10 after the first period.
Matt Cullen opened the scoring for Minnesota a minute and a half into the game but two Chicago goals within 90 seconds at the five minute mark of the first resulted in Harding being pulled from the game.
Cal Clutterbuck scored a minute into the second to tie the game before both goalies shut the door.
Jonathan Toews managed to put the puck past Backstrom in the shootout after scoring on Harding in the first period but Cullen and Zach Parise scored for the Wild to claim the victory.
Andrew Shaw scored the other goal for Chicago.
Both teams will be back in action on Friday night, when the Blackhawks travel to Vancouver to take on the Canucks and the Wild go on the road to Anaheim.
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