Chicago take 3-2 series lead over Minnesota

Reuters News
Posted: May 12, 2014 12:27 AM

(Reuters) - Chicago captain Jonathan Toews scored the game-winning goal in the third period as the Blackhawks recovered from a pair of losses to top Minnesota 2-1 on Sunday and regain the advantage in their Western Conference semi-final.

With the game tied 1-1, Toews scored at 4:33 in the third to lift Chicago to a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven lead.

After losing Games Three and Four, the Blackhawks can close out the series on Tuesday in Minnesota.

Thus far, the home team has won every game of the series.

The Wild grabbed a 1-0 lead late in the first period where Erik Haula tallied.

Bryan Bickell evened it at 1-1 in the second when he converted a power-play opportunity.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)