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Video: Blackhawks hold off Wild to take series lead

Minnesota Wild v Chicago Blackhawks - Game One

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 01: Duncan Keith #2 and Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate with Teuvo Teravainen #86 after he scored his first playoff goal in the second period against the Minnesota Wild in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Jason Pominville might lose sleep over this one.

Late in the third period, with the Minnesota Wild pressing for the tying goal to send Game 1 into overtime, the puck took a fortuitous bounce off the end glass and eventually found its way to Pominville in a prime shooting location. But the puck was rolling, and Pominville sent his shot well wide of the net, with goalie Corey Crawford beat.

The host Chicago Blackhawks held on from there for the 4-3 victory and a 1-0 series lead over the Wild.

Earlier on, it looked like this game might turn into a blowout. The Blackhawks, in front of their home crowd, erupted to beat Devan Dubnyk three times on eight shots, taking a 3-0 lead into the intermission.

But the Wild battled back. Jason Zucker, Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund scored within a span of 9:30 into the middle period, getting Minnesota back into a tie game. Dubnyk did his part, making a spectacular save on Patrick Sharp to ensure the Wild didn’t fall further behind when still trailing by two.

However, Teuvo Teravainen’s first career playoff goal -- a wrist shot from the side boards that got by Dubnyk -- with under a minute remaining in that frantic second period stood as the winner.

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