The Jets came into the final period trailing 1-0 but scored three unanswered goals to come away with a sixth victory in seven games.
Wheeler knotted the score 8:16 into the period when he converted a pass from Mark Stuart at the right side of the net for the equalizer.
Wheeler then sealed the outcome with an empty-netter.
Brandon Bollig scored and Crawford finished with 18 stops for the Blackhawks, who dropped a third straight.
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