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Wild shut out Blackhawks

Minnesota Wild left wing Erik Haula (56) scores on Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) in the third period during Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference semifinals in St. Paul on Tuesday. (Carlos Gonzalez / Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Mikael Granlund scored twice in Minnesota Wild's 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks that trimmed their deficit in the Western Conference semi-final series on Tuesday.

After losing both of the opening games of the matchup by three goals apiece, the Wild returned home with a vengeance and used a four-goal third period to cut Chicago's best-of-seven edge to 2-1.

Erik Haula and Zach Parise also added scores for Minnesota while goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov needed only 19 saves for the shutout.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks had their six-game winning streak snapped in defeat.

Game Four is on Friday in Minnesota.

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