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Blackhawks take Game 1 after Bryan Bickell’s overtime winner (VIDEO)

Harrison Mooney
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Despite some gutsy performances from Josh Harding and Ryan Suter (who saw about the same amount of icetime tonight), the Minnesota Wild couldn't hold off the Chicago Blackhawks forever.

At 16:35 of the first overtime, Chicago broke through. Bryan Bickell was the hero, giving the Blackhawks Game 1 after converting on a pass from Viktor Stalberg.

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Great pass by Stalberg.

Ryan Suter will likely get a little flak for his play on this goal. After missing on an attempt to snag the puck in mid-air which sprung Stalberg, he comes back slowly, drifting through the play as Bickell ices the game.

It's a criticizable play, but it's important to note that this game probably isn't in overtime at all if Suter doesn't play 41:08 in this game. If he looks a little tired here, it's probably because he is.

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