The Wild scored first off the rush after a faceoff win in their own zone. Devin Setoguchi tallied on a rebound after Marek Zidlicky shot it on net as he entered the Hawks zone. Ray Emery gave up a bad rebound on the play.
The Hawks had the puck on their stick more than their opponent in the opening 20 minutes but only managed the one goal. A later power play chance produced nothing as did a 2-on-1 between Marian Hossa and Dave Bolland.