NHL Wrap: Toews sees Blackhawks past the Wild in OT

Jonathan Toews scored the winner 3:09 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Wild in St. Paul on Wednesday.

Ryan Hartman had given the Hawks the lead in the first period with his 13th goal of the season before Nick Schmaltz made it 2-0 just 69 seconds into the second period.

The Wild replied almost immediately through Jared Spurgeon before Zach Parise scored the equaliser in controversial circumstances.

The Hawks challenged what they thought was an offside goal, but after a full six minutes of review by officials – which included a phone call by a linesman – the goal was allowed to stand as the replays were inconclusive.

Richard Panik then restored Chicago’s lead only for Erik Haula to grab the equalising goal at 16:57 and take the game into OT.

The Hawks had entered the game trailing Minnesota by six points for first place in the Central Division while the Wild had two games in hand.