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Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes Score Update: Phoenix Leads 2-0 After 1st Period

Chicago is down two goals early to the visitors from Phoenix.

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 3: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks to take a shot on goal against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center  on December 3, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 3: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks to take a shot on goal against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on December 3, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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The Blackhawks have had trouble with Phoenix recently--the Coyotes are responsible for one of Chicago's two losses at home in regulation time, a 4-1 loss on Nov. 29. The Blackhawks are looking for a little revenge on Monday night, but so far, the Coyotes have retained the upper hand.

Raffi Torres got Phoenix on the board about two-and-a-half minutes into the period with his fourth goal of the season. They extended that lead to two on a Radim Vrbata goal at 18:13 of the first.

Unofficially, Phoenix has a 15-11 edge in shots on net, though the Blackhawks won 11 of 17  faceoffs. Chicago had the lone power play opportunity of the period.

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