NHL Game Summary - Chicago at Phoenix|
(Tuesday, January 6th)
Final Score: Chicago 6, Phoenix 0
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Cristobal Huet made 22 saves for his second
shutout of the season as the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Phoenix Coyotes,
Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist while Adam Burish added a goal and
two assists for the Blackhawks, who have won their last two games.
Mikael Tellqvist started the game in net, but was pulled after the first
period as he allowed four goals on 13 shots for the Coyotes, who have dropped
three of five. Ilja Bryzgalov finished the game between the pipes and allowed
two goals on 28 shots.
Phoenix played its 41st game of the season and is 19-17-5, good for the eighth
spot in the Western Conference.
The Blackhawks opened the scoring at the 11:46 mark of the first period as
Burish found himself with the puck wide open at the left circle and buried a
wrister past Tellqvist.
Chicago scored two goals separated by 38 seconds with Kris Versteeg scoring
the first with 5:38 to play in the first and Colin Fraser netting the next one
moments later for a 3-0 lead.
Ben Eager scored with 3:38 left in the first period as Chicago took a 4-0 lead
into the first intermission.
With time winding down in the second period Martin Havlat's shot on a
breakaway was stopped, but Toews was following and he banged it in for a 5-0
advantage with 1:14 to play in the frame.
Toews' goal with 5:32 to play in regulation accounted for the final score.
Phoenix hosts Tampa Bay on Thursday...Chicago continues its three-game road
trip in Colorado on Thursday...Huet has 19 shutouts in his career...Chicago
swept the season-series against Phoenix and has won eight of nine overall...
Phoenix defenseman Ed Jovanovski was cut above his left eye with 9:32 to play
in the game during a brief scrum with Matt Walker.
01/06 23:39:30 ET