Blackhawks blank Wild to go up 3-1

12:23 AM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Patrick Sharp scored twice, Corey Crawford made 25 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks handled the Minnesota Wild, 3-0, in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Bryan Bickell also lit the lamp for the Blackhawks, who took a 3-1 series lead to set up a potential series-clinching contest on Thursday in Chicago.

Crawford had three shutouts in the regular season for Chicago, which hasn't made it past the first round since winning the Stanley Cup in 2010. It was the second career playoff shutout for Crawford.

Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding stopped five of six shots before leaving at the end of the first period with a lower-body injury. Rookie netminder Darcy Kuemper turned aside 16-of-18 shots in relief.

The Wild went 0-for-6 on the power play.

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