"It's been a long time since we played a good 60 minutes
together," Walz said. "We're happy with how things went."
The Blackhawks were 0-for-3 on the power play and have converted
just one of their last 40 chances. The Wild went 0-for-4 on the
Berezin opened the scoring at 2:57 of the second period, one
second after a Chicago power play expired. From the edge of the
crease, he swept in a rebound of Eric Daze's shot after Roloson
made a pad save.
Walz tied it 1-1 with a one-timer from the slot with 8:30 left
in the second. He beat Thibault on the stick side after taking
Andrew Brunette's pass from behind the net.
Veilleux gave Minnesota a 2-1 lead with 5:12 left in the period.
Despite being knocked to the ice by Chicago's Lyle Odelein,
Veilleux managed to direct in Richard Park's pass from behind the
Fleury then tied it again after Zhamnov fired a rebound of
Odelein's shot from the point. Zhamnov's rebound came to Fleury,
who scored his fourth goal in his 10th game this season.
Three of those goals, however, came in Fleury's first four
contests following a 25-game suspension.
Chicago's Steve Thomas had a prime scoring chance with 20
seconds left in overtime after he stole the puck from Minnesota's
Game notes Blackhawks D Jon Klemm missed his second game because of a
fractured left index finger. He's expected to return late next
week. ... Chicago C Andrei Nikolishin returned to the lineup after
missing 13 games with a strained knee. ... The crowd of 18,863 was
the Blackhawks' largest this season. ... Minnesota D Brad Bombardir
missed the game because of a concussion, sustained Monday in the
Wild's 3-2 loss to Calgary.
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Arena: United Center Location: Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Terry Gregson, Rob Martell Linesmen: Wayne Bonney, Dan Schachte
Attendance: 18,863 (95.7% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
No scoring this period
Sergei Berezin (8)
Assists: Eric Daze, Phil Housley
Wes Walz (6)
Assists: Andrew Brunette, Antti Laaksonen
Stephane Veilleux (3)
Assists: Richard Park, Filip Kuba
Theo Fleury (4)
Assists: Alex Zhamnov, Lyle Odelein