April 21, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) celebrates a goal by center Jonathan Toews (not shown) as Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41), center Gilbert Brule (8), defenseman Rostislav Klesla (16) and center Daymond Langkow (22) react during overtime in game five of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Jobing.com Arena. The Blackhawks beat the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
The Chicago Blackhawks host the Phoenix Coyotes in a must-win game for Chicago, trailing in the series 3-2, a loss means the end of their season.
The Chicago Blackhawks host the Phoenix Coyotes in game 6 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in a game they must win to continue playing. The game starts at 8:00pm CST and will be broadcast on a number of networks. Phoenix leads the series 3-2.
Game Date & Time: Monday, April 23, 2012, 8:00pm CST (9:00pm EST)
Television Coverage: TSN, CNBC, RDSI, FS-A PLUS (HD), CSN-CH
Chicago will be looking for their first home victory of the 2012 playoffs, having gotten both of their wins in Phoenix. All five games in the series have gone to overtime, something of a theme with the Blackhawks. Going back to last year's series against the Vancouver Canucks, they've now played seven straight playoff games that have ended in OT. The most recent game was an overtime victory courtesy of a Jonathan Toews goal, and they'll need to find a way to replicate that success if they want their season to continue.