"We had good energy, good chances [in the first period]...and came out strong in the second," Head coach Mike Yeo remarked in the post-game press conference.
Yeo noted that the nail in the coffin came after Chicago scored two goals in less than two minutes in the second period. "Obviously that second goal hurt us and the third goal seemed to kill us tonight," said Yeo.
Patrick Sharp, Sheldon Brookbank, Nick Leddy, Patrick Kane, and Brandon Saad scored for Chicago, marking the most goals Minnesota has allowed in a game this season. Corey Crawford made 29 saves in net for Chicago.
Jason Pominville scored the lone goal for Minnesota, his seventh goal of the year, most on the Wild this season. He has three goals in his last two games and four in his last four contests. Niklas Backstrom made 23 saves in the loss.
The Wild beat the Blackhawks 5-3 in their previous meeting on Friday night at the United Center in Chicago.
Next up, Minnesota hosts Montreal Friday at 7 p.m.