Posted April 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
Mikkel Boedker and David Schlemko scored shootout goals to lift Phoenix to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, snapping the Coyotes' three-game losing streak and preserving their fading playoff hopes. Schlemko beat Corey Crawford with a high shot for the deciding score in the third round of the tiebreaker to end Chicago's seven-game winning streak. Patrick Kane had the lone shootout goal for Chicago against Mike Smith. Rostislav Klesla and Radim Vrbata scored in the first period for Phoenix. Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook scored two power-play goals in regulation for his first two-goal game this season and second of his career. Despite the loss, league-leading Chicago has points in 11 straight games (9-0-2). Smith made 36 saves through overtime as he returned after missing two games with a lower-body injury. Smith frustrated the Blackhawks last season in the opening round of the playoffs, when Phoenix defeated Chicago in six games. Crawford...
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