"It was a close game, but I think at the end of the day, they deserved to win tonight," Keith said.

NOTES: Richard Park, who scored the winning goal for Minnesota in Game 6 of the first-round series in 2003 against Colorado, was shown on the video board in a suite right after the clip of that play. ... The Blackhawks played again without injured backup goalie Ray Emery and center Dave Bolland. Quenneville said both of them skated before the game and their status remains day to day. As for whether they'd be able to play in Game 4? "We'll see," the coach said. ... Koivu, who took eight of his team's 16 penalty minutes and posting a minus-3 rating over the first two games, won 15 of 20 faceoffs.