By Brad Vandenberk
The Blackhawks continued their back-to-back opening weekend road trip on Sunday night in Phoenix. A dually important matchup to Chicago, as these were the same Coyotes that put them out in the first round of the playoffs last season.
After a convincing 5-2 win in LA on Saturday, the Hawks were looking to keep the momentum and emotions high to start the season. With only two home games in the next four weeks, it was important to get the wins on the road when they could. Read more
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Tagged Antoine Vermette, Blackhawks, Brandon Bollig, Brandon Saad, Coyotes, Dave Bolland, David Moss, Johnny Oduya, Marian Hossa, Martin Hanzal, Michal Rozsival, Mike Smith, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Paul Bissonnette, Phoenix, Raffi Torres, Ray Emery, Shane Doan, Viktor Stalberg
By Jon Fromi
It was the same story for the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal with the visiting Phoenix Coyotes. The Hawks rallied back late, this time from a late two-goal deficit to send a fourth consecutive game into overtime. However, it was the Coyotes who once again found a way to pull out the game, prevailing 3-2. Phoenix now holds a commanding 3-1 lead in the series with a home game coming up Saturday.
As has been the case in this series, the Hawks were active early. Dave Bolland’s line had a nice shift in the second minute. Bolland got a puck on the doorstep thanks to a failed shot attempt by Bryan Bickell, but Mike Smith came up with a save. Shane Doan interfered with Patrick Kane at the 2:12 mark of the first, but couldn’t take advantage. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Brandon Bollig, Brendan Morrison, Corey Crawford, Coyotes, Dave Bolland, Johnny Oduya, Michael Frolik, Mike Smith, Mikkel Boedker, Nick Leddy, Paul Bissonnette, Phoenix, Shane Doan, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Taylor Pyatt