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Patrick Sharp, Andrew Ladd score two goals as Chicago beats Minnesota 4-3

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Patrick Sharp, Andrew Ladd score two goals as Chicago beats Minnesota 4-3

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CHICAGO - Patrick Sharp and Andrew Ladd scored two goals each and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from a three-goal deficit after one period for a 4-3 pre-season victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.

Ladd's second goal, at 6:48 of the third period, snapped a three-all tie. Cristobal Huet made his debut with the Blackhawks (2-0) and finished with 28 saves. Huet signed a US$22.5-million, four-year free-agent contract with Chicago in July.

Stephane Veilleux, James Sheppard and Petr Kalus scored for the Wild (1-1).

Minnesota's Josh Harding made 29 saves.

Veilleux scored on a rebound just 36 seconds into the game. Sheppard made it 2-0 at 9:58 on a rebound from the slot during a power play.

Kalus' power-play goal extended the lead to 3-0 with 5:47 left in the first. The puck rolled off Kalus' stick as he skated to the net and slid past Huet.

Ladd and Sharp scored on rebounds in the second to cut it to 3-2.

Sharp's second goal tied it 3-3 at 1:55 of the third. He scored from the right of the crease after taking a cross-ice pass from Craig Adams.

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Patrick Sharp, Andrew Ladd score two goals as Chicago beats Minnesota 4-3