Ray Emery made 20 saves to record his third shutout of the season and 14th of his career, as the Blackhawks blanked the Wild 1-0 at The X. Niklas Backstrom denied 30 of the 31 shots he faced for Minnesota, which has lost four-of-five. The Wild continue their three-game homestand tomorrow against St. Louis.
Wild left wing Dany Heatley is recovering from arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He had the procedure yesterday after getting hurt in a game last Wednesday against San Jose. Heatley had already missed two games and there is no timetable for his return. The 32-year-old has 11 goals and 10 assists in 21 games this season.