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Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 4: Chicago, Phoenix Still Tied 0-0 After Two Periods

The Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes are still knotted in a scoreless tie after two periods in Game 4 of the seven-game series between the two teams. The Blackhawks have been able to attack the net with far more ease than the Coyotes tonight, but the goaltending by Phoenix's Mike Smith has been superb so far.

Chicago has 23 shots on goal so far, but Smith has been perfect in keeping the Blackhawks off the scoreboard. The Coyotes have taken ten shots, with Chicago's Corey Crawford saving all of them. One shot nearly did get past Smith in the second period, though, but not until after a quick whistle by the referees that waived off the score:

Chicago's Michael Frolik nearly scored the goal on that play.

Phoenix leads the series 2-1 before the conclusion of tonight's game, with the teams going back to Phoenix for Games 5.

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.