St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Marian Hossa scored an unassisted goal in the
second period, and Ray Emery made it hold up, as the playoff-bound Chicago
Blackhawks eked past the Minnesota Wild, 1-0, at Xcel Energy Center.
Emery made 20 saves to post his third shutout in his past five starts, and the
Central Division-leading Blackhawks improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games.
On a day it was announced forward Dany Heatley will miss the rest of the
season after undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery, the Wild lost for the
fourth time in the last five games.
Niklas Backstrom's 30 saves went for naught, though Minnesota is still in the
playoff race as the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference.
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