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Marian Hossa's unassisted goal late in the second period lifted the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks to their fifth win in six games, 1-0 over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Ray Emery started for the Blackhawks for the third straight game and made 20 saves for his second shutout in that stretch and third of the season. He helped hand the Wild their fifth loss in seven games.
Hossa looked like a Bears defensive back jumping in front of a wide receiver's route when he darted in front of Clayton Stoner's seemingly harmless breakout pass toward Mikko Koivu in the Wild zone.
Hossa intercepted the bouncing pass in front of the blue line, skated up the middle and snapped a shot past goalie Niklas Backstrom's stick with 4:46 left in the period.
It was Hossa's first goal since March 16 at Dallas. He missed six games in that scoreless stretch because of an upper body injury, but Hossa is still second on the team with 14 goals.
The Blackhawks enjoyed an even bigger...
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Harding might be getting closer to rewarding their patience.
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Minnesota Wild right wing Dany Heatley has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder.
Heatley had the procedure Tuesday. Coach Mike Yeo said the team isn't sure yet about a timetable for Heatley's return, but the Wild are hoping to have the 32-year-old back in time for the playoffs.
He was hurt at the end of Minnesota's game at San Jose last Wednesday when...
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from Chip Scoggins of the StarTribune,
Whatever the proper description, Leipold’s insatiable thirst for winning has compelled the Wild owner to execute some bold transactions, regardless of cost. His latest shrewd move happened last week when the Wild agreed to give up two prospects, a first-round draft pick and a second-round pick to acquire Buffalo captain Jason Pominville...
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Wild right wing Dany Heatley will miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs following surgery on his left shoulder.
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