NHL: Minnesota 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

May 5, 2013 at 6:41 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5 (UPI) -- Jason Zucker scored 2:15 into overtime Sunday and the Minnesota Wild edged Chicago 3-2 to get back into their first-round Western Conference series.

Trailing 2-1 late in the game, the top-seeded Blackhawks forced an extra frame when Duncan Keith blasted home a shot from the left circle with 2:46 remaining in regulation.

But in the overtime Zucker got control of the puck to the left of the net and fired in a quick shot from a sharp angle that beat Chicago goalie Corey Crawford on the short side for the game-winner.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Zach Parise each scored for the eighth-seeded Wild, who desperately needed a victory after falling behind 2-0 in the conference quarterfinal round.

Josh Harding, starting a third straight game in place of the injured Niklas Backstrom, turned aside 25-of-27 shots.

Johnny Oduya scored and Crawford finished with 34 saves for Chicago, which will again try to put a stranglehold on the series in Tuesday's Game 4.

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