Coyotes Vs. Blackhawks, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 1: Chicago Trails 2-1

After having a strong first period, the Chicago Blackhawks stumbled a bit in the second period of Thursday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes. Going into the third period of Game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Blackhawks are trailing 2-1 on the road to Phoenix.

The Blackhawks led 1-0 early in the first period and held that lead for a while, but the Coyotes got a pair of goals in the second period to take the lead. Phoenix's first goal came roughly seven minutes into the period by Taylor Pyatt, a goal that actually came while the Coyotes had an extra man on the ice:

Following that, Phoenix's Antoine Vermette scored a goal to give Phoenix the lead.

Now, the Blackhawks will have to come from behind on the road to pull off a victory in Game 1. After being outshot 13-8 in the second period, they'll have to turn the tides early in the third.

For complete coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, stick with SB Nation's NHL hub. You can find team-by-team coverage from our network of hockey blogs.

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