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The Blackhawks scored to take the lead early in the third period of Wednesday’s game in Minnesota against the Wild, the leading team in the National Hockey League. It was a pretty goal, too, with captain Jonathan Toews exploiting a weary defense, left out there after an icing call, by executing a cute “here it is, no, it’s not” move to elude the defense and get goaltender Niklas Backstrom to commit. He then lifted the puck over the goalie and into the net. “All right,” I thought, “now let’s see them hold it for the win for a change.”