Zucker’s goal gives Wild 3-2 win over Blackhawks

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Zucker's goal gives Wild 3-2 win over BlackhawksChicago Blackhawks' Viktor Stalberg (25) takes down Minnesota Wild's Marco Scandella in the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Sunday, May 5, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn.(AP Photo/Andy King) (Credit: AP)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored at 2:15 of overtime to give Minnesota a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, pulling the Wild within 2-1 in the Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Zach Parise scored for the Wild early in the third period, but Duncan Keith got one back for the Blackhawks with 2:46 left in regulation to force the second overtime in three games of this best-of-seven series. Game 4 is here on Tuesday night.

After taking the top-seeded Blackhawks to overtime in Game 1 at Chicago, the Wild fell flat and lost 5-2 in Game 2. They took full advantage of the shift in venue and fed off the noise and excitement in the building in Minnesota’s first home playoff game in five years.

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