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.
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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