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NHL: Minnesota 5, Chicago 3

Oct. 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Jason Pominville scored a pair of goals Saturday and the Minnesota Wild handed Chicago its first regulation home loss of the season, 5-3.

Pominville's first tally, with 2:18 left in the second period, put Minnesota ahead 3-1 and his sixth of season, midway through the third, gave the Wild a 4-1 advantage.

Zach Parise, Kyle Brodziak and Justin Fontaine each tallied for Minnesota, which won a third straight overall and took the first of a home-and-home series against the Blackhawks.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 33-of-36 shots to earn the victory.

Bryan Bickell, Patrick Kane and Marcus Kruger each scored for Chicago, which lost at home in regulation for the first time in 15 games dating back to last season.

Corey Crawford made 20 saves for Chicago.

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