CHICAGO (AP) – Patrick Kane scored three goals for his first hat trick of the season, and the Chicago Blackhawks stopped a four-game slide by holding off the Minnesota Wild 5-3.
Brandon Saad and David Kampf also scored for Chicago, which was coming off a heartbreaking loss at St. Louis.
The last-place Blackhawks had dropped seven of nine overall.
Kevin Fiala scored twice for Minnesota in the opener of a three-game trip.
Eric Staal also scored, and Ryan Suter had three assists.