Wild Beat Hawks In OT

Wild Beat Hawks In OT

The Minnesota Wild outplayed the Chicago Blackhawks to win game three 3-2 in overtime in their first playoff game at home since 2003. The Hawks lead the series 2-1.

Johnny Oduya scored his first playoff goal of the series in the first period and it appeared the Hawks would have control of the game. It did not last long. Five minutes later, Pierre-Marc Bouchard tied it up and it was all Wild.

The Wild outshot the Hawks 29-17 in the first two periods and outhit them, but the game remained tied through the second. Zach Parise scored quickly in the third to take the lead 2-1.

The Hawks started to put immense pressure on the Wild halfway through the third and tied the game with a few minutes left in regulation with a slap shot by Duncan Keith from Patrick Kane.

Even though the Hawks had the momentum Jason Zucker scored two minutes into overtime to seal the victory.

Wild goalie Josh Harding made 25 saves while Hawks goalie made 34 saves. Game four is Tuesday night.