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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.
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Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla went to dump the puck in to get a line change when he got a very nice bounce. The puck bounced about five feet in front of Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford and skipped right over his shoulder. The 100 foot goal tied the game at one and changed the momentum of the game completely. The Coyotes went on to win 3-2 in a shootout...
The bombings at the Boston Marathon hit especially close to home for Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, who grew up just outside the city and both attended and worked at the event as a teenager. Earlier this week, he took to the ice with "Pray for Boston" written on his skate.
That wasn't enough for him. Yandle said he was hit particularly hard by the death of 8-year...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mikkel Boedker and David Schlemko scored shootout goals to lift Phoenix to a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Saturday night, snapping the Coyotes' three-game losing streak and preserving their fading playoff hopes.
Schlemko beat Corey Crawford with a high forehand shot for the deciding score in the third round of the tiebreaker to end the Blackhawks' seven-game...
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle has been wearing a tribute on his skates ever since the Boston Marathon bombings, but on Saturday night before their game against the Chicago Blackhawks, he chose to step it up. In honor of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old that passed away from the bombings, Yandle decided to wear a special jersey for warmups in his honor. Yandle is normally...
Following the events of the Boston Marathon bombings, Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle had an inspirational message for his hometown, and five days later he once again is showing the pride of a true Bostonian.
After writing “Pray for Boston” on his skates before Phoenix took on the Sharks on Monday night, Yandle is continuing to honor the place he calls home. Prior to tonight’s...
Blackhawks fans loved both the broadcast and the outcome on Friday night as the organization honored one of the best play-by-play men in the business and won another hockey game. Pat Foley has been known for his calls when the … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Honor Pat Foley, Defeat Preds In OT appeared first on Committed Indians.
Mike Smith solved the Blackhawks again on Saturday night, and the Blackhawks lost to the Coyotes in overtime. It might be frustrating to admit (or write), but the Blackhawks are going through the motions right now. They have clinched the … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Fall To Coyotes In OT appeared first on Committed Indians.
The race for the Central Division is long over, and the West has been won. The Presidents' Trophy is still out there, and the Chicago Blackhawks look ready to grab that one as well.
If they can pick up a few more timely goals on the power play, this could be only the beginning.
Marian Hossa scored just 52 seconds into overtime and the streaking Blackhawks swept the season series...
On Sunday, the Rockford IceHogs season came to a close. There were a number of notable performances from some Chicago Blackhawks prospects in the AHL this season. Brandon Pirri led the AHL with 75 points (22 goals, 53 assists) in 76 … Continue reading →The post Rockford IceHogs Season Ends appeared first on Committed Indians.
CHICAGO (AP) Marian Hossa scored a power-play goal just 52 seconds into overtime and the streaking Chicago Blackhawks swept the season series against the Nashville Predators for the first time with a 5-4 victory Friday night.
With Rich Clune in the penalty box serving a four-minute minor for high sticking, Patrick Kane sent a pass across the ice to Hossa, who one-timed it past...
Marian Hossa scored a power-play goal just 52 seconds into overtime and the streaking Chicago Blackhawks swept the season series against the Nashville Predators for the first time with a 5-4 victory Friday night.
With Rich Clune in the penalty box serving a four-minute minor for high sticking, Patrick Kane sent a pass across the ice to Hossa, who one-timed it past Pekka Rinne for...
The Phoenix Coyotes and Detroit Red Wings have met in the postseason twice in the last three years. Now they're both trying to reach this year's playoffs.
Seeking some much-needed points, the Coyotes will try to build on a win and earn their first victory at slumping Detroit in nearly 2 1/2 years Monday night.
Phoenix (19-17-8) and Detroit (20-16-8) met in a pair of first...
Both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks are in the playoffs, but each team knows it still has work to do heading into Monday night's game at Rogers Arena.
The Blackhawks (34-5-5), who have already clinched the Central Division and the West's top seed, can earn their first Presidents' Trophy since 1991 with a win Monday and a Pittsburgh regulation loss at...
Already headed to the playoffs with the best record in the Western Conference, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to continue producing on the power play while closing in on the Presidents' Trophy.
The Blackhawks go for an eight-game winning streak Saturday night when they attempt to sweep the season series from the Phoenix Coyotes, whose playoff chances are dimming.