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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 game.
Chicago played most of the night without regular-season points leader Marian Hossa, who was taken off the ice on a stretcher in the first period after a hit by Raffi Torres.
Andrew Brunette and Michael Frolik had goals for the Blackhawks, and Rostislav Klesla and Ray Whitney scored for the Coyotes in regulation.
Mike Smith shook off a big hit he absorbed in Game 2 and made 35 saves - six in overtime - to earn the win.
Frolik, who replaced the suspended Andrew Shaw, gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead by scoring on a rebound off an attempt by Brent Seabrook with both teams down a man in the third. Bu...
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At first glance, it may have looked like the hit Raffi Torres threw on Marian Hossa Tuesday night was clean. Watching it on TV during game speed made it tough to judge, but after seeing the replay it’s clear that Torres did a number of illegal things. As you can hear in the call in the video above, former player and current Coyotes analyst Tyson Nash disagrees that the play was...
CHICAGO Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville didnt mince his words.
"The refereeing tonight was a disgrace, he said following the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 overtime win Tuesday at United Center.
He intentionally cast a blanket over the entire performance, but his ire was sparked by one particular play.
Midway through the first period, Coyotes forward Raffi Torres lined up Chicago...
Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres delivered a bone-crushing hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marion Hossa, knocking him unconscious during Tuesday night's NHL playoff game in Chicago.
Hossa had to be taken off the ice in a stretcher and left the rink in an ambulance. However, Hossa underwent some tests at the hospital and was released.
Although Torres appeared...
Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa left Tuesday's Game 3 of the
Western Conference quarterfinal series on a stretcher after a brutal hit
from Raffi Torres of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Torres left his feet and blasted Hossa with his shoulder after the
latter had just passed the puck near the boards at center ice.
Hossa remained on the ice for nearly five minutes as medical...
Phoenix Coyote winger Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending a hearing, by the NHL for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marion Hossa during Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Torres will mis Game 4 on Thursday. Hossa has also been ruled out for Game 4 and no timetable is set for his return.
The hearing will take place at the NHL's New...
Tonight, the chippy play between the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes escalated as Raffi Torres took star winger Marian Hossa out of the game with a controversial hit. Hossa was taken off the ice on a stretcher after playing only 3:08.The hit is expected to be reviewed by the league shortly. How do you expect the NHL to discipline Torres, a repeat offender?
Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending an in-person hearing Friday, the National Hockey Leauge's Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday.The hearing was deferred at the request of Torres and the National Hockey League Players' Association.Torres left his feet and blasted Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa with his shoulder in the...
I was watching the Phoenix Coyotes game last night and like most was shocked to see that Raffi Torres wasn’t kicked out of the game for his check on Marian Hossa. The even more puzzling thing was the fact that Torres wasn't challenged to a fight later in the game by one of the Blackhawks players. Now the Chicago Blackhawks have to depend on the NHL’s Department of Player...
((HT: NHL/TSN))If Aaron Asham got four games for his activity, then the Phoenix Coyotes Raffi Torres needs to be gone for a lot longer after this bush league crap from Tuesday's game Here's the short version...And the long version from FredMurtz and CNBCHossa was taken to Northwestern Medical Center, was released, and did not talk to a reporter as he left.More when we know...
Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa left Tuesday's Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series on a stretcher after a brutal hit from Raffi Torres of the Phoenix Coyotes.
Torres left his feet and blasted Hossa with his shoulder after the latter had just passed the puck near the boards at center ice.
Hossa remained on the ice for nearly five minutes as medical personnel...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mikkel Boedker scored in overtime for the second straight game and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.
Boedker skated ahead of defenseman Nick Leddy and shoveled the puck under goalie Corey Crawford at 2:15 in the fourth straight game that has gone to an extra period.
Game 5 is Saturday...