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CHICAGO Mikkel Boedker termed it more of a shove than a shot. Goalie Mike Smith called it "Coyote ugly." But on Thursday at the United Center, beauty came in the form of a second consecutive overtime winner.
After blowing a late lead for the third time in four games in this Western Conference quarterfinal series, the Coyotes scored just two minutes and 15 seconds into overtime to post a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks and grab a commanding 3-1 lead in the series with Game 5 scheduled for Saturday in Glendale.
With Chicago defenseman Sean O'Donnell already caught too deep in the Phoenix zone, Boedker tipped the puck away from defenseman Nick Leddy in the neutral zone and raced in on a partial breakaway, beating goalie Corey Crawford between the legs for his second overtime winner in as many games.
"Your eyes get a little big when you see a bobbled puck and the D-man is pinching down on it," Boedker said. "It wasn't much of a move but they all ...
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CHICAGO -- Forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending an in-person hearing on Friday, the NHLs Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday. The hearing, which had been planned for Wednesday, was deferred at the request of the player and the National Hockey League Players' Association.
The hearing will be convened at the NHL's New York office for a...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes returned to the Valley on Friday afternoon in a rather favorable position, one that could see them make history Saturday night at Jobing.com Arena.
After winning two games in Chicago to take a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals, the Coyotes have a chance to close out the Blackhawks in Game 5 and advance in the playoffs for the...
CHICAGO In three games of the Coyotes-Blackhawks first-round playoff series, weve had three overtimes, two-game tying goals in the final minute of play, 14 different goal scorers and 124 saves from Phoenix goalie Mike Smith on 132 shots.
Normally, those would be dominant storylines. In this series, theyre window dressing.
When the Blackhawks and Coyotes spoke to the media following...
Mikkel Boedker scored at 13:15 of overtime as visiting Phoenix reclaimed
home-ice advantage and seized a 2-1 lead in its Western Conference
quarterfinal series against Chicago with a 3-2 victory Tuesday.Boedker scored on a
seemingly harmless shot from a sharp angle along the goal line that
snuck past Corey Crawford in the third straight overtime contest in the
The NHL has spoken, they have made an example out of Raffi Torres, they have thrown the book at him. The NHL has also set a precedence, the question is, will the NHL be consistent in their ruling?. While I think that Torres deserved at least a 5-10 suspension this suspension is almost to the point of being excessive. My first question is...
NHL slams Torres with huge punishment for Hossa hit.
The NHL finally made a decision that the majority of hockey fans will be pleased with. They've been criticized repeatedly for their action, or inaction, when it comes to handling player discipline. The most obvious was the blunder with Shea Weber, where the Nashville defenseman received a tiny $2,500 fine for smashing a player's head into the glass.
Naturally, fans feared...
On Coach’s Corner tonight, the main topic was the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa.
Mikkel Boedker scored 13:15 into overtime, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their wild and physical opening-round Western Conference playoff series.
Game 4 is Thursday night at the United Center.
Boedker scored from the left side of the net, beating goalie Corey Crawford as the teams played their third straight overtime...
The Phoenix Coyotes have lost players to injuries and suspensions. They get off to slow starts, give up goals late in regulation. Nothing ever seems to be easy.
So how do they handle the adversity? Shrug their shoulders and grit their teeth.
Buoyed by a band-together resiliency that comes with having no real star players and an uncertain future in the desert, Phoenix has scrapped...
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Blackhawks scored a late, game-tying goal to force overtime. And then lost when Corey Crawford allowed a soft goal. Heard enough? So have I. Mikkel Boedker was credited with the game-winning … Continue reading →