Chicago at Minnesota

Zucker scores early, Wild hand Blackhawks 2nd straight loss

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STATS/AP

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jason Zucker scored 18 seconds into the game and assisted on Nino Niederreiter's winner to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.

Ryan Carter, Charlie Coyle and Jared Spurgeon also had goals for Minnesota, which dealt its playoff nemesis Chicago its second straight loss.

Mikko Koivu added three assists, and Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves, as the Wild won their fifth straight at home to start the season.

Jonathan Toews scored twice for the Blackhawks, which finally snapped a 5-on-5 scoring drought. Brent Seabrook and Artem Anisimov had a goal each for Chicago and Scott Darling stopped 25 shots.

The Blackhawks have beaten Minnesota in the second round of the playoffs the past two seasons.

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Scoreboard
Chicago (6-4-0)2204
Minnesota  (7-2-1) «3115
Three Stars
M. Koivu
MIN


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 3
J. Toews
CHI


Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0
J. Zucker
MIN


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1

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Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
18.0 - Jason Zucker (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Suter, Koivu
04:06Short - Jonathan Toews (3), Snap Shot, Unassisted.
10:33Power Play - Brent Seabrook (3), Slap Shot. Assist: Panarin, Kane
14:52 - Ryan Carter (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Haula, Porter
19:49 - Charlie Coyle (4), Tip-In. Assist: Scandella, Koivu
2ND PERIOD
03:01Power Play - Jared Spurgeon (1), Snap Shot. Assist: Vanek, Scandella
10:47 - Jonathan Toews (4), Wrist Shot. Assist: Garbutt
13:42 - Artem Anisimov (4), Backhand Shot. Assist: Gustafsson, Daley
3RD PERIOD
32.0 - Nino Niederreiter (4), Snap Shot. Assist: Zucker, Koivu
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
02:57Svedberg, 2 min, Interference
09:49Fontaine, 2 min, Tripping
2ND PERIOD
01:17Desjardins, 2 min, Tripping
3RD PERIOD
None
Shots On Goal
 123T
CHI1091029
MIN166830
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Scott Darling58:46255
Devan Dubnyk60:00254
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Referees - Ian Walsh, Dan O'Rourke
Linesmen - Brian Mach, Tim Nowak
 
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