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 count the same."
Boedker is the ...