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Blackhawks looking to put away Wild with 3-1 lead in first-round series

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews, left, falls on Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding as Harding stoped a shot by Toews in the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. Harding was injured on the play and left the game after the first period. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, lower right, emerges from inside the goal after he was pushed in by Chicago Blackhawks' Michal Handzus, left, of Slovakia in the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. Handzus received a two-minute interference penalty. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp, center, celebrates his goal off Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding, left, in the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. At right is Wild's Jared Spurgeon (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (The Associated Press)

It's been three years since the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup, and they haven't made it past the opening round in the playoffs since that run.

One more win and that changes.

The Blackhawks are on the verge of advancing in the playoffs for the first time since they captured the championship in 2010, with a 3-1 lead over the Minnesota Wild.

They can wrap up this first-round series in Game 5 at the United Center on Thursday and take what they hope will be the next step toward another title.