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Guess who got the goal? Yep, Patrick Kane, as Blackhawks beat Wild 1-0 for 3-0 series lead

  • Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) scores on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) scores on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the first period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw, left, and left wing Patrick Sharp (10) congratulate right wing Patrick Kane (88) after he scored on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk during the first period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw, left, and left wing Patrick Sharp (10) congratulate right wing Patrick Kane (88) after he scored on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk during the first period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) clears Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22), of Switzerland, away from the net during the first period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) clears Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22), of Switzerland, away from the net during the first period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

Patrick Kane scored in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks made the superstar's goal stand up for a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

Chicago took a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Game 4 is in Minnesota again on Thursday.

Kane has six goals and five assists in nine playoff games, bouncing back just fine from the broken collarbone that kept him out of the last quarter of the regular season.

Crawford made 30 saves, giving him 90 on 94 shots in the three games. Stifled time after time on chance after chance, the Wild have scored just once over their last 150-plus minutes on the ice.