Blackhawks Vs. Wild Score Update: Chicago Up 1-0 After 1st Period

The Chicago Blackhawks are trying to improve their playoff positioning with just a couple of games to play in the regular season, and they've jumped out to a 1-0 lead on the Minnesota Wild after 20 minutes of play.

Related: NHL Standings 2012: Western Conference Playoff Picture Is Cluttered With Two Games Remaining

Jamal Mayers scored the goal for Chicago, which came at the 11:37-mark of the period. Chicago out-shot Minnesota 10-3 and had a pair of power play opportunities, though they were unable to convert on either of those.

The Blackhawks are in sixth in the West and can finish no lower than that; they're two points behind fifth place Nashville and three points behind fourth place Detroit.

For more on this game, stick with SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the Blackhawks, visit Second City Hockey. For more news, notes and analysis around the league head over to SB Nation's NHL news hub.

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