Five days after denying Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker
of a moment hockey players dream of from the time they are kids, the
hockey gods atoned for Zucker's steely dose of bad puck-luck.

After ripping a shot off the crossbar in overtime of its Game 1 Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks,
a game it lost just minutes later, Zucker got his game-winner 2:15 into
overtime of Game 3, leading Minnesota to a 3-2 victory Sunday at Xcel
Energy Center.

The Blackhawks now lead 2-1 in this best-of-7 series. Game 4 is Tuesday night in St. Paul.


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