Wild Down Chicago; Havlat An All Star
The Minnesota Wild won at Chicago 4-2 Tuesday night to go into the All Star break on a high note. Chuck Kobasew and Pierre-Marc Bouchard each had a goal and an assist and Martin Havlat and Antti Miettinen each scored a goal for Minnesota. Niklas Backstrom had 31 saves for the Wild. Minnesota improves to 25-19-5 and with 55 points are just 1 point back of Chicago for the 8th and final playoff spot in the West. Minnesota wing Martin Havlat is joining Brent Burns at the NHL All Star game in Raleigh, North Carolina Sunday. Havlat is an injury replacement for injured players Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Ales Hemsky.