Vorobiev's Winner Beats Wild
|ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Pavel Vorobiev scored early in the third period and had the lone shootout goal in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
After Vorobiev gave Chicago a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal at 3:26 of the third period, Minnesota's Stephane Vellieux tied it at 11:44 during a 5-on-3 advantage.
Minnesota's Brian Rolston opened the scoring with a power-play goal late in the first period, and Brian Lee tied it midway through the second period.
Adam Munro made 21 saves for the Blackhawks (3-1-0), and Dwayne Roloson stopped 27 shots for the Wild (2-2-1).
Rene Bourque, Anton Babchuk and James Wisniewski each had assists for the Blackhawks ... There were 23 penalties called in the game; 12 by the Blackhawks ... Both of Minnesota's goals against Adam Munro were scored on the power play ... Rene Bouque, Tyler Arnason, Kyle Calder and Dustin Byfuglien all missed their shootout attempts before Vorobiev scored ... Munro stopped Marc-Pierre Bouchard, Saku Koivu, Alexandre Daigle, Benoit Pouliot and Peter Olvecky during the shootout ... Vorobiev and Shawn Thornton led the Hawks in shots with 4 ... Duncan Keith led Chicago in ice time with 26:24.