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Blackhawks In Position To Slam Door On Wild

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After amassing the best record in the NHL during the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks are moving quickly through their playoff competition. Their 3-0 road win Tuesday night over the Minnesota Wild in game 4 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series gives them a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith, whose wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son, earlier that morning, gave a standout performance on the ice to help lead the Hawks to the shutout – the second playoff shutout of goalie Corey Crawford’s career. Patrick Sharp scored twice to lead the Hawks’ offensive charge, with Bryan Bickell adding a further cushion for Chicago.

The series now heads back to Chicago for Thursday’s game 5 at the United Center, at 8:30. A Blackhawks win would give Chicago the series win.

(photo courtesy nhl.com)

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