Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 3, SO
Sunday, 02.27.2011 / 8:14 PM
By Associated Press
Jonathan Toews scored twice in regulation and had the lone goal in the shootout to lead the Chicago Blackhawks over the Coyotes, 4-3, on Sunday night at the United Center.
Marian Hossa also scored for Chicago, which is 6-1-2 in its last nine games.
, Keith Yandle
and Martin Hanzal
scored goals in the second period for the Coyotes (33-21-10), who twice rallied from two-goal deficits to earn a point in the finale of a five-game trip they finished 2-2-1.
Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov
stopped 38 shots. Corey Crawford stooped 26 shots for Chicago (33-23-6).
Toews scored twice in the first period as Chicago dominated the first 20 minutes. His shot from a sharp angle off the right wing boards slipped through several players and past Bryzgalov at 2:52 to open the scoring.
Toews deflected in Seabrook's screened shot from the right point during a 5-on-3 Chicago power play with 3:05 left in the period to make the score 2-0.
Aucoin cut Phoenix's deficit to 2-1 at 2:13 of the second period with a low shot from the top of the slot following a faceoff in the Chicago zone.
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Hossa's power-play score at 8:14 of the second period made the score 3-1. Bryzgalov made a pad save on Hossa's initial shot from the slot, then the rebound popped out to Patrick Kane at the right side of the crease. Kane lost control of the puck, but Hossa swept in and scored.
Phoenix responded with two power-play goals from faceoffs late in the second to tie the score at 3.
Yandle's quick shot through traffic from the top of the slot landed in the lower right corner of the net with 8:49 remaining in the period to cut it to 3-2.
Hanzal tied the score with just under 3 minutes left in the second when he batted in a rebound from the crease.
Both teams had several prime chances in the scoreless third period.
► EDITOR'S NOTE:
Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com compiled this recap.
With two regulation goals already in the scoring summary, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews began the shootout by beating Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov with a shot between the pads.
► Click here to watch the KEY MOMENT.
• Backup goalie Jason LaBarbera
was injured during warmups when he was accidentally struck in the head by a puck shot by Coyotes captain Shane Doan
. LaBarbera was taken to a hospital for evaluation. He later returned to Phoenix with the team.
• Defenseman Adrian Aucoin
returned to the lineup after missing five games because of a lower-body injury. Aucoin logged 17:53 of ice time, took three shots on goal, delivered four hits and scored his third goal of the season. Meanwhile, winger Ray Whitney
also returned to the lineup after missing three games because of a lower-body injury. He logged 13:26 of ice time, took two shots on goal and notched two assists.
• Winger Scottie Upshall
returned to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for an illegal hit delivered to Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Oskars Bartulis in Tuesday's game. He logged 18:49 of ice time, delivered two hits and took a shot on goal.
• Defenseman Keith Yandle
scored his 10th goal of the season to give the Coyotes 10 players with 10 or more goals.
• Winger Mikkel Boedker
notched two assists to extend his point streak to four games. He has six assists in those games.
• The Coyotes scratched Paul Bissonnette
, Andrew Ebbett
and Oliver Ekman-Larsson
. All three players are healthy.
• The Coyotes' next game is Tuesday vs. Dallas at Jobing.com Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. (Arizona time). The game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona and can be heard on XTRA Sports 910 (AM).
||"It was tough being down in that game and being able to battle back was huge. (Bryzgalov) shut the door and we were able to find some goals on the power play. I think it was a big moral victory for us even coming back and tying it."
||"Today was a battle. We came back and showed a lot of character... I think there were a lot of positives on this trip and we have to take all of the positives and move on."
||"We knew it just came down to the last 20 (minutes) and finding a way to win. Whether it’s the third, or overtime, or in the shootout we’re always confident we can have enough will to win those games at the end."