Wild looking for two in a row in Chicago

It took a shootout to beat San Jose Tuesday night, but the Wild needed the victory to stop a 1-8-3 slide. Tonight, Mike Yeo's club faces the Blackhawks, who also busted out of a slump this week.
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It took a shootout to beat San Jose Tuesday night, but the Wild needed the victory to stop a 1-8-3 slide. Tonight, Mike Yeo's club faces the Blackhawks, who also busted out of a slump this week.

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