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NHL: Chicago 5, Minnesota 3

March 5, 2013 at 11:56 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- Two goals by Bryan Bickell got the Chicago Blackhawks on the road to a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild and their 20th victory of the season Tuesday.

Bickell scored twice in a four-goal first period for the red-hot Blackhawks, who padded their record to 20-0-3.

Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane also scored and Brandon Saad notched a goal and two assists in the win. Corey Crawford turned in another solid performance in goal, making 20 saves and improving to 11-0-3.

Devin Setoguchi, Ryan Suter and Kyle Brodziak scored for the Wild, who have lost three of their last six starts.

Niklas Backstrom gave up four goals in the first period and was replaced by Darcy Kuemper, who held the Hawks at bay until Kane's goal at 11:53 of the third period.

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