Minnesota Sports Briefs: Wild plays Game 5 tonight in Chicago
CHICAGO - The Minnesota Wild will try to avoid elimination when they battle the Blackhawks tonight in Game Five of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinal series in Chicago.
The Blackhawks blanked the Wild 3-0 on Tuesday in St. Paul to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven set. If the Wild win tonight, they would host Game Six on Saturday. The puck drops tonight at 8:30 p.m.