Captain Jonathan Toews scored at 2:44 of overtime as visiting Chicago
staved off elimination by edging Phoenix 2-1 in Game 5 of their Western
Conference quarterfinal series.
Toews ripped a high-rising shot from the right faceoff circle that
beat Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith to send the series back to Chicago
for Game 6.
Defenseman Nick Leddy also scored and goaltender Corey Crawford made
18 saves for the Blackhawks, who had lost both games in Chicago to fall
into a 3-1 series hole.
Toews provided another dramatic finish in the second postseason series to ever have the first five games go to overtime.
It was the second goal of the series for Toews, who missed the final 22 games of the regular season with a concussion.
Gilbert Brule scored the lone goal for Phoenix, which was thwarted in
its bid to wrap up its first postseason series since 1987, when the
franchise was based in Winnipeg.
The Coyotes got the first goal when Brule finished off a 3-on-1 break