Wild: Game 5 set for 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Chicago


The National Hockey League has finalized the start time for Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks.

Game 5 will start at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Chicago.

The Wild trails the Blackhawks 2-1 in the best-of-seven series entering Game 4 Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, with the Houston Aeros' season coming to an end, the Wild called up six players to add depth to the playoff roster.

Forwards Zack Phillips, Justin Fontaine, Brett Bulmer, and Chad Rau; defenseman Kyle Medvec; and goalie Jeff Deslauriers are joining the team.

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