St.  Paul, MN  ( - Matt Cooke provided an immediate spark in his  return  from a suspension  and the  Minnesota Wild remained undefeated at home in these playoffs with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jason  Pominville,  Nino  Niederreiter,  Justin Fontaine  and  Jared  Spurgeon supplied  the goals for the Wild, who have outscored the opposition 16-5 while winning all five games at Xcel Energy Center.

Ilya  Bryzgalov made  18  saves as  the Wild  evened  this Western  Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.

Patrick Sharp and Michal Handzus each had goals, and Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots for Chicago, which will host Game 5 on Sunday.

"They  worked for  everything  they got  and  we  got to  do  the same,"  said Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews.

Cooke  received a  seven-game ban  for kneeing  Colorado Avalanche  defenseman Tyson  Barrie in Game  3 of the opening round, and he didn't take long to make his presence felt, helping give Minnesota an early lead.

The  antagonizing  forward  stole  the puck  from  Chicago  defenseman  Michal Rozsival  on the forecheck  and dished to Fontaine, who went top shelf to beat Crawford  from  the right circle  7:24 into the game.  It was the first career playoff goal for Fontaine.

"It's  fun to contribute and it's fun to chip in. It's just fun to be back out there  again," Cooke said. "I should have fresh legs. I've got to go out there and lead the way and hopefully my energy is contagious."

Chicago  got  a goal from  Sharp after a bad  pinch by Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner late in the first period.

Marian  Hossa  started a rush  from the Blackhawks zone  and moved the puck to Sharp,  who  skated past Mikko Koivu  and fired a  shot from the bottom of the right  circle through the pads of Bryzgalov with 38.2 seconds remaining. Koivu was covering for Stoner.

The Wild regained the  edge when Pominville put the puck in off Crawford from behind the net at the 3:51 mark of the second period.

The goal was the first of three in a 3:21 span.

Handzus  planted himself  in front of Bryzgalov and tipped in a Brent Seabrook point  shot that was  going wide for the tying goal at 6:28. Niederreiter beat Crawford  on  the glove  side with a  wrister from the  left circle 44 seconds later to restore the lead for Minnesota.

Spurgeon  added a  power-play goal at 3:47 of the third period. Koivu threaded the  puck past  a sprawled Chicago player  and the stick of another across the ice to Spurgeon, who buried a shot from below the right circle.

                                   Game Notes

Thw Wild are 1-5 on the road this postseason and have been outscored 17-26 ... Minnesota  has held  Chicago to 22 or  fewer shots in each game of this series ... Wild forward Matt Moulson sat out with a lower-body injury ... Blackhawks forward  Andrew Shaw  missed a third straight game with a lower-body injury he suffered in the series opener.