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Bickell scores in OT to lift Blackhawks over Wild 2-1 in playoff opener

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    Minnesota Wild's Josh Harding makes a save on a shot by Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)The Associated Press

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp (10) congratulates Marian Hossa (81) after Hossa's goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Wild's Cal Clutterbuck celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)The Associated Press

Bryan Bickell scored in overtime on a two-on-one rush, and the Chicago Blackhawks started the playoffs on a winning note after dominating the regular season, beating the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Corey Crawford settled down after allowing a weak goal in the opening minutes. Marian Hossa also scored, and the Blackhawks took the early lead in this first-round series.

Game 2 is Friday at the United Center.

The Blackhawks finally put this one away when Johnny Oduya chipped the puck off the boards to Viktor Stahlberg on the right side. Stahlberg then dished it to Bickell on the two-on-one rush in front for the winner.