CHICAGO -- Rookie Rob Klinkhammer deflected in Brent Seabrook's shot from the right point with 5:20 left in the third period to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Friday night for their first preseason victory.
Martin Havlat, the former Chicago player who led the Blackhawks with 77 points last season, had a goal and assist for the Wild (2-4-0). Havlat joined Minnesota as a free agent after the Blackhawks signed free-agent Marian Hossa from Detroit.
Sheppard opened the scoring 8:57 in, connecting from the edge of the crease after taking Havlat's centering pass from behind the net.
Burns made it 2-0 on a drive from the top of the slot with 4:53 left in the first. Kane cut it to 2-1 just under 2 minutes later, beating Harding on a short-handed breakaway.
"Today assistant coach Mike Haviland came up to me and said, 'You're going to be killing penalties," Kane said. "I said, 'Yeah, whatever.' When you get a goal like that, it can turn the game around a little bit."
Kane tied it at 2 during a power play 1:45 into the second by sliding in a rebound from the right side of the crease. Fraser gave Chicago a 3-2 lead with 7:14 left in the period on a one-timed shot from the slot.
Havat tied it at 3 2:30 later when his shot from the right circle deflected off Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith and past Huet.
Chicago will play two exhibitions against Swiss league teams in Zurich on Monday and Tuesday, then open the regular season with a pair of games against the Florida Panthers in Helsinki on Oct. 2 and 3.
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Arena: United Center Location: Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 19,415 (98.5% full)
James Sheppard Assist: Martin Havlat, Antti Miettinen
Brent Burns Assist: Greg Zanon, Kyle Brodziak
Patrick Kane Assist: Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith
Patrick Kane (power play) Assist: Tomas Kopecky, Patrick Sharp
Colin Fraser Assist: Tomas Kopecky
Martin Havlat Assist: Antti Miettinen
Rob Klinkhammer Assist: Brent Seabrook, Jacob Dowell