The Minnesota Wild knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal series, winning 4-2 and evening the series at two games apiece.
The Wild took an early lead on a first-period goal by Justin Fontaine, but Patrick Sharp answered with less than a minute left in the first period, blowing past his man on an odd-man rush and banking the puck off of Bryzgalov's pad from an impossible angle to tie the game at one.
Minnesota's Jason Pominville restored the Wild lead in the second period by throwing the puck out from behind the net, hitting Crawford in the back of the leg, but Michal Handzus tied the game up for the 'Hawks later in the second period.
Less than a minute after Handzus tied it, ino Niederreiter restored the Wild the lead in the second period and Jared Spurgeon extended the Wild lead to two goals in the third period.
The Wild are now 5-0 at home in the 2014 playoffs and have 13 goals in their last three home games, dating back to the first round. Game 5 is Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET.
Wild 4, Blackhawks 2. Final.
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