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2012 NHL Playoffs, Coyotes Vs. Blackhawks Score Update: Overtime Next After Wild Third Period

The Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes are going to overtime for the fourth consecutive time after a wild third period between the two teams on Thursday night. A frantic Blackhawks comeback culminated late in the third period with the game-tying goal after things seemed dire once Phoenix took a 2-0 lead early in the third period.

Roughly seven minutes into the period, Phoenix's Shane Doan scored his first goal of the postseason to give the Coyotes a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, the Coyotes got an insurance goal from Taylor Pratt to take a 2-0 lead.

But roughly midway through the period, the Blackhawks cut the deficit to 2-1 on goal from Brendan Morrison, and then Michael Frolik came through with the big score as time winded down:

With the Blackhawks going with an extra attacker and an empty net, the Blackhawks were able to get enough pressure on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith to get a puck past him. There was just 1:26 left on the clock.

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.