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Tom Olmscheid, Associated Press
Minnesota Wild's Marco Scandella, left, and Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa, right, of the Czech Republic, battle for the puck in front of Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, center, of Finland, as the Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews, center back, looks for a rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, Minneapolis.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Patrick Kane's goal in the second round of a shootout clinched the Chicago Blackhawks' fifth straight victory on the road, 4-3 over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.

Jonathan Toews also scored in the shootout after giving Chicago a lead with a goal in the third period that Mikko Koivu matched a few minutes later.

Marian Hossa and Michael Frolik gave the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead with second-period goals 89 seconds apart, but Kyle Brodziak and Matt Cullen answered for the Wild later in the period to tie the game.

The Wild lead the NHL with 44 points. The Blackhawks, who are 7-1-1 in their last nine games, have 42.