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By Brad Vandenberk
With the scent of circus still in the air at the United Center, the Chicago Blackhawks returned home to play their final game in November. The Phoenix Coyotes were in town seeking revenge for the 5-2 loss they suffered at the hands of the Hawks back in Glendale in October.
The Coyotes got their revenge as they out played the Hawks from the opening faceoff.
Mike Smith withstood a barrage of Hawks shots in the opening moments. It was the Coyotes that open the scoring. With 4:07 remaining in the opening period, Daymond Langkow completed a tic tack toe play from Ray Whitney and Shane Doan. The period ended with Hawks down 1-0 and out shot 8-7.
The second period saw the Coyotes extend their lead as Mikkel Boedker dropped a pass to Shane Doan who let a rocket go from the top of the right circle. It repelled past Corey Crawford, hit the crossbar and fell beyond the goal line making it 2-0 with 10:06 remaining in the period.