Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/6/14

HELSINKI, FINLAND - OCTOBER 01: Patrick Kane of Chicago signs autographs for fans during the 2009 Compuware/NHL Premiere Fan Rally at Esplanade Park on October 1, 2009 in Helsinki, Finland. The Compuware/NHL Premiere Helsinki series will be the first regular-season NHL games ever played in Finland. The Blackhawks and Panthers will face off Friday, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3, in Helsinki, Finland at Hartwall Areena. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images for the NHL)
Patrick Kane's goal in the second round of the shootout clinched the Chicago Blackhawks' fifth straight victory on the road, 4-3 over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference. Jonathan Toews also scored in the shootout after giving Chicago a lead with a goal in the third period that Mikko Koivu matched a few minutes later. Marian Hossa and Michael Frolik gave the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead with second-period goals 89 seconds apart, but Kyle Brodziak and Matt Cullen answered for the Wild later in the period to tie the game. The Wild lead the NHL with 44 points. The Blackhawks, who are 7-1-1 in their last nine games, have 42.
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