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Wild look to extend streak in the Windy City

Minnesota has already been eliminated from playoff contention, but they're going for their third straight win when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks (44-26-9) Sunday night. The Wild (33-35-10) continue to play the role of spoiler with two back-to-back shootout wins against the Florida Panthers and the L.A. Kings.
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Minnesota has already been eliminated from playoff contention, but they're going for their third straight win when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks (44-26-9) Sunday night. The Wild (33-35-10) continue to play the role of spoiler with two back-to-back shootout wins against the Florida Panthers and the L.A. Kings.

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