Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 3: 'Hawks And Coyotes Headed To Overtime

For the third straight game, the Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes are headed to overtime after a wild third period at the United Center. Chicago took a 1-0 lead into the third, but the teams head to overtime tied 3-3 after a back-and-forth period characterized by quick scoring.

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The third period saw all three goals scored in under 1:30. Phoenix's Rostislav Klesla finally got the Coyotes on the board by scoring his first goal of the playoffs off assists from teammates Mikkel Boedker and Boyd Gordon. The Blackhawks would immediately respond when Michael Frolik beat Phoenix goalie Mike Smith to give the 'Hawks the lead again. Just :30 seconds later, Ray Whitney tied the game once again.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Blackhawks blog Second City Hockey and Coyotes blog Five For Howling. For more NHL Playoffs coverage, head over to SB Nation's NHL news hub.

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