STEWART SCORES TWICE AS WILD BEATS BLACKHAWKS
CHICAGO» Chris Stewart broke a tie midway through the third period with the first of his two goals and the Wild beat the Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season.
Jason Zucker had a goal and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves to help the Wild (1-1-1) hand Chicago (3-1-1) its first regulation loss.
Stewart tapped Zucker’s feed past Corey Crawford from the doorstep at 9:28 of the third to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead.
Stewart and Zucker broke in 2-on-1 against Duncan Keith after fellow defenseman Brent Seabrook fell down on the play. The goal withstood a video review after the Blackhawks challenged Zucker was offside.
Zucker added a power-play goal with 7:31 to go on the delay-of-game penalty that resulted from the failed Chicago challenge. He banged the puck in from behind the net off Crawford’s skate.
Stewart scored into an empty net with 4:04 remaining to make it 4-1. Mikko Koivu added another empty-netter with 2:01 left.