Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each scored in a shootout against Niklas Backstrom to lift the Chicago Blackhawks past the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center. It was Kane who scored the final goal, a brilliant multi-deke move that saw the Chicago's star winger nearly come to a complete stop before putting in the decisive score.
Chicago and Minnesota entered the third tied at two. Toews gave Chicago a lead on a beautiful goal after he won a face-off. It was Toews team-leading 18th goal of the season, and it come off an assist from Viktor Stalberg.
As one might expect, the final stats are fairly even. Chicago out-shot the Wild 31-30, while Minnesota won the face-off battle 35-30. Toews, who also added an assist on Marian Hossa's second period goal, was named the top star of the game.