Wild even series with Blackhawks
St. Paul, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Cooke provided an immediate spark in his return from a suspension and the Minnesota Wild remained undefeated at home in these playoffs with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jason Pominville, Nino Niederreiter, Justin Fontaine and Jared Spurgeon supplied the goals for the Wild, who have outscored the opposition 16-5 while winning all five games at Xcel Energy Center.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 18 saves as the Wild evened this Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.
Patrick Sharp and Michal Handzus each had goals, and Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots for Chicago, which will host Game 5 on Sunday.
05/10 00:33:29 ET