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ST. PAUL Womens Will Butcher Jersey , Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild added one of their top prospects for the stretch run of the race for the playoffs, signing left wing Jordan Greenway to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday.The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Greenway was expected to join the team in time to play at Nashville on Tuesday, with seven games to go in the regular season. The Wild are in third place in the Central Division, just ahead of a crowded race for the two Western Conference wild cards.Greenway had 92 points in 112 games for Boston University. The Terriers lost to Michigan in the Northeast Region final of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.The 21-year-old Greenway had 13 goals, 22 assists and 52 penalty minutes in 36 games in his junior season. He took a hiatus to play for the U.S. team at the Olympics in South Korea, scoring one goal in five games while playing often on a checking line.”It’s rare to find a player with that combination of size, speed and skill http://www.officialislanders.com/authent...ech-jersey , and he’s a guy we think is ready to play in the NHL,” Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher told reporters. ”It’s a tough league. I’m sure there are going to be adjustments, and he’s going to have to learn the league and figure out how his game translates at this level, but having said that the skill set is pretty impressive.”Greenway, who was drafted in the second round in 2015, can give the club a big-bodied, aggressive presence at the net that it could use more of.”He’s certainly a physical strong man on the ice, but just a very good kind person off the ice,” Fletcher said. ”He gets along with people and loves life. He’s worked hard for this. I’m very happy for him.”The Wild also reassigned right wing Zack Mitchell to the minors on Monday.— CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews may have gotten the Chicago Blackhawks‘ offense rolling in the right direction.Patrick Kane has taken the baton.Kane Anders Lee Jersey , who has scored seven goals in the past seven games, looks to extend his streak when the Blackhawks host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday at the United Center. Kane accounted for two of Chicago’s three third-period goals in a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.Article continues below ...Chicago (4-1-2) won for the first time in regulation this season and hopes to build off of it against the Lightning, who lost 5-4 in overtime to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.The Blackhawks’ offense provided plenty of goal-scoring for Corey Crawford, who logged 37 saves in his second game back after making his first appearance in 10 months earlier this week. Given the back-to-back nature of Sunday’s game after Crawford made the start Saturday in Columbus, whether he is back in net Sunday against the Lightning likely won’t be decided until Sunday.But Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville liked what he saw Saturday.“That was vintage Crow,” Quenneville told reporters afterSaturday’s win, according to NBC Sports Chicago. Kane added, “As (Quenneville) would say, that’s a goalie win for us.”As Kane continued to surge ahead offensively Andrew Ladd Jersey , Crawford appears to be fully back despite the amount of time he missed with the concussion. Crawford posted the victory by stopping 37 of the 38 shots he faced to secure his first victory.“Felt really good,” Crawford told reporters, according to the Chicago Tribune. “(I) was reading plays really well. I thought our (defensemen) were blocking shots and I don’t know how many we tipped into the net. (Columbus) had a lot of speed and we were taking that away.”Now, Chicago, which many pundits predicted would miss the playoffs for a second straight season, will look to carry the momentum of Saturday’s solid performance on the road into Sunday’s game back at home.Before the season began, Kane and his teammates stressed the importance of a strong start. The Blackhawks have gotten what they wished for.“That was really our focus this year,” Kane told reporters, according to the Tribune. “We’re happy with our start Anthony Beauvillier Jersey , (but) we can play a little bit better.”Tampa Bay (4-1-1) won’t have much time to recover from Saturday’s loss to the Wild in which the Lightning watched a 3-1 lead disappear after the first period and needed an Anton Stralman goal in the third period to force overtime. Andrei Vasilevsky made 29 saves for the Lightning, who saw their three-game winning streak end with Saturday’s loss.“This one stings,” Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonaugh told reporters after the loss, according to TampaBay.com. “We’ve got to learn here to not take a period off.”After such a quick start when Tampa Bay got goals from Ryan Callahan (his first of the season) and J.T. Miller, it appeared the Lightning were on their way.“I think we stopped doing the things that made us successful in the first period,” Stralman told reporters.