The Chicago Blackhawks, trailing the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 in the first round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs, have fallen to a 1-0 deficit early in the second period. After neither side was able score in the first period, it appeared the Blackhawks had the statistical advantage, shooting three times as many shots as the home team, but the analysts were not convinced:
We're through one and it's still 0-0. #Blackhawks outshoot Coyotes 12-4, but still don't think a lot of those shots tough 4 Smith.— Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN) April 22, 2012
And then, just minutes into the second period, the Phoenix offense broke through for a C Gilbert Brule goal and Coyotes 1-0 lead:
The Blackhawks had a 5-on-3 power play midway through the first period, but the Coyotes defense stymied the Blackhawks offense.
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