Minnesota Wild defeat Chicago Blackhawks, 6-5

CHICAGO - When Patrick Kane gets to TD Garden in Boston on Thursday morning for the pregame skate, the Blackhawks' leader in goals will be focused on an assist.

From the moment Kane saw the kid wearing his jersey at Fenway Park as part of the Jan. 1 ceremony unveiling the U.S. Olympic hockey team, he got an idea. Kane was traveling to St. Louis with the Hawks but felt so moved by the gesture that he immediately contacted front-office personnel to begin tracking down the...

Getting booed off the ice after the second period Saturday night lit a bigger fire under the Wild than the one in Ottawa last month.

Looking down and out after a shameful first 40 minutes in front of the largest Xcel Energy Center crowd of the season, the Wild emerged from the locker room in the third period and stunningly erased a four-goal deficit.

Veteran Owen Nolan scored his first career shootout goal and backup goalie Josh Harding ended an eight-round shootout ...