Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes: Joel Quenneville Puts A Bow On Chicago's Season Ending Loss

The Chicago Blackhawks' season is over after a 4-0 Game 6 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes at the United Center.

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VIDEO: Jonathan Toews Overtime Goal Gives Blackhawks 2-1 Win

Despite trailing most of the game, the Chicago Blackhawks managed to stave off an aggressive Phoenix Coyotes offense, overcome eight minutes in penalties from LW Viktor Stalberg and score two goals late to guarantee a Game 6 in the 2012 Western Conference Quarterfinals.

Just 2:44 into the overtime period, Blackhawks captain C Jonathan Toews won his face off against C Daymond Langkow, redirecting the puck to Stalberg. The left wing then dished the puck back to Toews, who escaped some heavy traffic along the wall, to find himself free, approaching an unprotected G Mike Smith:

The goal, which delighted the strong contingent of Blackhawks fans at the Jobing.com Arena, elicited some less-euphoric reactions from the beaten Langkow:

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And the nonplussed Coyotes upper management:

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Related: VIDEO: Nick Leddy Ties The Game At 1-1

With the 2-1 overtime win, the Blackhaws will return to Chicago for a Game 6 at the United Center.


Final - 4.21.2012 1 2 3 OT Total
Chicago Blackhawks 0 0 1 1 2
Phoenix Coyotes 0 1 0 0 1

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Marian Hossa Injury: Blackhawks RW Will Not Travel To Phoenix

The Chicago Blackhawks will be heading to Arizona without RW Marian Hossa, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times:

Hossa took a monster hit from LW Raffi Torres in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. The hit landed Hossa on the sidelines with an injury and delivered Torres an indefinite suspension.


Related: Raffi Torres Suspended For Game 4, Hearing Scheduled For Friday

Through the regular season, Hossa led the team with 77 points on 29 goals and 48 assists. He missed only 1 game all season, playing a career-high 81, the third time in his NHL career he has accomplished the feet.

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Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes Final Score: Bryan Bickell Scores Game-Winning Goal In OT

The Chicago Blackhawks, after having chased the Phoenix Coyotes almost the entire game, managed not only a last-second, game-tying goal at the end of the third period, but somehow managed to cap the comeback with a win when LW Viktor Stalberg intercepted a Coyotes pass and slid the puck to LW Bryan Bickell.

Bickell, who had scored the game's opening goal, quickly shot the puck for a stunning 4-3 overtime win:

Just as the weather had turned to lighting, thunder and rain in Chicago, an exhausted Blackhawks team was mounting an overtime comeback against the Coyotes.


Related: GIF: Mike Smith Popped, Niklas Hjalmarsson Crushed

Elite G Mike Smith fended off 46 of the 50 shots on goal, but his .920 save percentage proved insufficient as the Blackhawks fought furiously to tied the game late. The series now moves to Chicago's United Center as the Blackhawks look to build a 2-1 advantage.

Other notable performances include the work from D Brent Seabrook and D Duncan Keith -- both of whom played in excess of 30 minutes on the ice, helping to hold the Coyotes to only 30 shots on goal. In addition to Bickell's two key goals, RW Patrick Sharp and LW Brandon Bollig both added goals of their own.

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Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes Score Update: Patrick Sharp Forces OT With Last Second Goal

The Chicago Blackhawks, trailing the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 in the final period, came within inches of tying the game when the 'Hawks fired laser beam attempt through the defenders but into the snaring glove of G Mike Smith:

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But the Blackhawks, scrambling to fire a shot in the fading seconds of the period, managed to dish the puck to Patrick Sharp for a key, game-tying goal:

For Blackhawks fans, the sight of elite goalie Mike Smith as he smashes his stick into the unbending ice may seem the most sweet of images.

For those fans, here is a GIF of that very moment:

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The Blackhawks enter their second straight overtime game hoping for better results than their Thursday loss.

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GIF: Mike Smith Popped, Niklas Hjalmarsson Crushed

With the Chicago Blackhawks trailing the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 heading into the third period, the second game of the Chicago-Phoenix playoff series has taken a physical turn.

Midway through the second period, G Mike Smith found himself behind the net, trying dish the puck out, but C Andrew Shaw came speeding around the back and collided with Smith. The collision drew a misconduct penalty has was ejected for the hit:

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The hard hits continued as Niklas Hjalmarsson took a harsh blow later in the period:

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The Blackhawks fell behind 3-2 after the Shaw penalty led to a power play goal. Chicago enters the final period trailing 3 goals to 2 and 1 game to 0.

Keep up to date on the game at the Blackhawks-Coyotes storystream.

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VIDEO: Brandon Bollig Scores On 39-Foot Shot, Vermette Responds With 2nd Goal

Trailing the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1, Brandon Bollig managed to gain an edge on the Phoenix defense and fire a long-distance shot for a 39-foot goal and 2-2 game.

Here is video of the impressive shot, courtesy of Comcast Sportsnet:

The Chicago Blackhawks could not maintain the tie, however, as Antoine Vermette responded less than 2:00 minutes later with his second goal of the game. On a power play following an Andrew Shaw penalty, the Coyotes crowded the Chicago defense, slipping the puck past G Corey Crawford:

With the second period drawing to a close, the Blackhawks will look for some quick scoring and staunch defense to keep from a 2-0 deficit.

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