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Havlat's pair sparks Wild 3-0 win

Sep 21, 2009 - 12:37 AM ST. PAUL, Minn.(AP) -- Martin Havlat's first two goals in a Minnesota uniform helped the Wild blank the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 on Sunday.

Havlat, who came to Minnesota over the summer as a free agent after spending the previous three seasons in Chicago, needed just 84 seconds to score on a tap-in after a pass from Benoit Pouliot. Havlat and newly acquired Petr Sykora also scored in the third period.

Minnesota goalies Nicklas Backstrom and Anton Khudobin combined to stop all 18 Chicago shots. Backstrom played the first two periods and stopped 11 shots.

Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were scratched and forward Adam Burish limped off the ice in the first period and didn't return.

Goalie Antti Niemi started and made 12 saves in the first two periods. Corey Crawford made 2 in the third.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    CHICAGO 0 0 0 0
    MINNESOTA 1 0 2 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARTIN HAVLAT 1 (BENOIT POULIOT, KIM JOHNSSON) 1:26
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: MIN - (PP) MARTIN HAVLAT 2 (CAL CLUTTERBUCK, KIM JOHNSSON)
    13:31
    MIN - PETR SYKORA 1 (OWEN NOLAN, KYLE BRODZIAK) 17:03
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    Sep 20 8:40 PM


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    CHICAGO 0
    MINNESOTA 3 FINAL

    Sep 20 8:32 PM


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    Chicago
    0 0 0 --0
    Minnesota 1 0 2 --3
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Minnesota, Martin Havlat 1 (Benoit
    Pouliot, Kim Johnsson), 01:26. Penalties: J Dowell, Chi (major
    fighting), 2:28; N Smith, Min (major fighting), 2:28; D Bois, Chi
    (major fighting), 3:01; J Scott, Min (major fight

    Sep 20 8:32 PM


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    Chicago
    0 0 0 --0
    Minnesota 1 0 2 --3
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Minnesota, Martin Havlat 1 (Benoit
    Pouliot, Kim Johnsson), 01:26. Penalties: J Dowell, Chi (major
    fighting), 2:28; N Smith, Min (major fighting), 2:28; D Bois, Chi
    (major fighting), 3:01; J Scott, Min (major fight

    Sep 20 8:32 PM


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    CHICAGO 0
    MINNESOTA 3 03:57 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Blackhawks 0, Wild 3  3rd - 3:57Sep 20 8:24 PM


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    CHICAGO 0
    MINNESOTA 2 06:29 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Blackhawks 0, Wild 2  3rd - 6:29Sep 20 8:19 PM
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    Chicago
    0 --0
    Minnesota 1 --1
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Minnesota, Martin Havlat 1 (Benoit
    Pouliot, Kim Johnsson), 01:26. Penalties: J Dowell, Chi (major
    fighting), 2:28; N Smith, Min (major fighting), 2:28; D Bois, Chi
    (major fighting), 3:01; J Scott, Min (major fighting, interference),
    3:01; J Sifers, Min

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    CHICAGO 0
    MINNESOTA 1 19:34 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Blackhawks 0, Wild 1  1st - 19:34Sep 20 6:14 PM