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Blackhawks get three goals in second to beat Wild

Ray Emery blocks shot attempt by Wild's Warren Peters first period Thursday.  |  Charles Cherney~AP

Ray Emery blocks a shot attempt by the Wild's Warren Peters in the first period Thursday. | Charles Cherney~AP

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Updated: January 12, 2012 10:16PM



Dave Bolland had two goals, and rookie Jimmy Hayes and Viktor Stalberg scored 23 seconds apart in a three-goal second period as the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Thursday at the United Center.

Bolland scored on the power play in the second and added an empty-net goal with 1:26 to play. Another Blackhawks rookie, Andrew Shaw, also had a goal.

Devin Setoguchi had the game’s first goal for Minnesota, and Kyle Brodziak added a rebound tally in the third period for the Wild.

Hayes scored the tiebreaker on the power play as he stood in front of the crease and took a nifty pass from Bolland, who was behind the net. That made it 2-1, and just 23 seconds later, Stalberg received a pass from Jonathan Toews, and his shot in the slot apparently deflected off goalie Josh Harding’s glove and into the net.



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