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Continued: Backstrom helps Wild get revenge against Blackhawks

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 27, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Parise sent a puck back to Suter on a faceoff and turned toward the net, and after Suter slid along the blue line and wristed a high shot at Corey Crawford, Parise tapped in the rebound for his sixth goal and fourth on the power play.

Minnesota has scored at least one power-play goal in nine of 12 games, although for the second time in four games, the Wild’s $34 million five-on-three unit of Mikko Koivu, Dany Heatley, Parise, Suter and Pominville couldn’t score on a long two-man advantage in the second.

But the Wild’s penalty kill extinguished six of seven Chicago power plays, and Scandella and defense partner Nate Prosser were terrific. They were each plus-2.

“Tough in their defensive game, tough in their D-zone coverage, tough around the net,” Yeo said of the two defensemen. “I liked the way both guys executed and showed some real composure in their shifts.”

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