ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jamal Mayers scored his sixth of the season but Devin Setoguchi once again had the shootout winner as the Blackhawks fell to the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Thursday night.
The Blackhawks remain in sixth place with 99 points heading into Saturday's finale against the Detroit Red Wings, who lost to New Jersey tonight and have 101 points.
The Blackhawks could've opened a bigger lead on the Wild late in the first and early in the second periods. Wild defenseman Nate Prosser head-butted Mayers, drawing a major and putting the Blackhawks on a five-minute power play. But they could do nothing on that, or the other power plays they had on the evening.
Another chance for a 2-0 lead was thwarted in the third period, when Bryan Bickell's high stick-deflected shot was ruled no goal on the ice and replays were inconclusive to overturn it.
Cal Clutterbuck deflected a power-play goal past Corey Crawford to tie it with 3:12 remaining in regulation. Crawford stopped 22 of 23 in the loss.
For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.
The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.
Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.
Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.
Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.
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