Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/31/13
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- With the Chicago Blackhawks off to the best start in their long franchise history, it was likely to take an extra effort to beat them. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Wild logged that extra effort, throughout overtime and a shootout and handed the Blackhawks their first loss. Zach Parise and Matt Cullen scored in the shootout as the Wild won, 3-2. Cullen also scored in regulation for Minnesota (4-2-1), which was dominated late in the game, but held on to get two points. "It felt like we were chasing the puck a lot tonight, but you've got to win games like that," Parise said. "It's good to give them their first loss." Andrew Shaw and Jonathan Toews got goals for the Blackhawks, who fell to 6-0-1. They got a shootout goal from Toews but lost when Patrick Sharp's shootout attempt hit the crossbar. "You go to a shootout and anything can happen, but I thought we had the play the last part of the game, so there are some good things to take out of it," said Chicago c...
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