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