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St.  Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Ilya Bryzgalov made 19 saves for his first 
playoff  shutout  in eight  years and  the Minnesota Wild  used a strong third 
period  to take a  4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday in Game 3 of 
their Western Conference semifinal series. 

In  a  2-0 hole after  dropping the first two  games in Chicago, Minnesota was 
able  to get  in  the win  column  thanks to  third-period  goals from  Mikael 
Granlund -- who scored twice -- Zach Parise and Erik Haula. 

"Happy  to get  the win and happy for  a lot of our guys," said Minnesota head 
coach  Mike Yeo.  "Whether it's Bryz, whether  it's our big guys, they all did 
well  tonight and it's  good to see. Now we need to build on this and even the 

The Wild can even the best-of-seven series Friday night when they host Game 4. 

Corey Crawford gave up three goals on 17 shots for the Blackhawks, who had won 
six straight games. 

"I  didn't mind our first 40 minutes, but when they got that goal to start the 
third it got the crowd electrified," said Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville. 
"We  played the right way but they're as tight a defensive team as we're going 
to play here. Chances are going to be low and we have to work with that." 

The  game was  scoreless going into the  third, but the Wild struck quickly to 
take a 1-0 lead. 

Matt  Moulson took a  pass in the neutral zone along the right side and tipped 
it  up  for Justin  Fontaine, who  skated to the  top of  the right circle and 
flipped the puck to the low left side, with Haula tapping it in for his second 
of the playoffs at 1:41. 

Holding their first lead of the series, Minnesota made it a 2-0 game less than 
three  minutes later when Jason Pominville sent the puck from the right circle 
to  the left for  Granlund, who shifted to the backhand in the slot and put it 

Bryzgalov, who only had to make four saves in the third for his fourth playoff 
shutout,  kept Chicago out of the net with just over six minutes to play as he 
turned aside a Jonathan Toews shot down low shortly after he stole the puck. 

Johnny  Oduya  took an ill-advised hooking  penalty with 3:34 to play, and the 
Wild  made  the Blackhawks pay  as Parise deflected a  Ryan Suter shot off the 
left  post, and  quickly stuffed home the  puck for his fourth of the playoffs 
with 2:35 to play. 

Granlund scored into the open net with 1:17 left to seal the victory. 

"It was a tough game because we're playing a really good team," said Granlund. 
"After the first goal things seemed to open up a bit. It's a new series again. 
We'll enjoy this and come back ready for Friday." 

Shots  were limited  for both teams through the first two periods, as Crawford 
had  to turn  aside 10, while Bryzgalov made  15 to keep the two teams off the 

                                   Game Notes 

Minnesota  was 1-for-4  on  the power  play, while  Chicago  went 0-for-2  ... 
Bryzgalov's  last  playoff shutout came  May 7, 2006, in  a 3-0 win by Anaheim 
over  Colorado in  the Western  Conference  semifinals --  his third  straight 
shutout  in that  series... The  only other  postseason meeting  between these 
clubs  was  in the 2013 quarterfinals,  which the Blackhawks won in five games 
... The Wild won three of the five games against the Blackhawks in the regular 

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