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NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Chicago



(Sunday, December 7th)

Final Score: Phoenix 2, Chicago 2

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Shane Doan's power-play goal with 1:07 remaining in regulation helped the Phoenix Coyotes extend Chicago's winless streak to 14 games in a 2-2 tie at the United Center.

Kyle Calder scored a pair of third-period, power-play goals for the Blackhawks, who haven't won since November 7 (0-9-2-3), their longest winless span since a 14-game drought in the 1959-60 season. Michael Leighton turned aside 14 shots for Chicago, which snapped its eight-game losing streak (0-7-0-1).

Jeff Taffe scored the other Coyotes goal, but Brian Boucher was the star for Phoenix, turning aside 37 of the 39 shots he faced, including an amazing eight stops in overtime.

It appeared that Chicago might end its winless streak after Calder's late power-play goals, but Doan scored on a one-timer from the slot with 1:07 remaining to tie the game at 2-2.

The Blackhawks then had a perfect opportunity in overtime to take the lead, but went scoreless on a pair of power plays as Boucher held his ground in net. Calder nearly had a hat trick, but his one-timer from the slot was turned aside with 49 seconds remaining in the extra stanza.

Calder found himself in the right place at the right time twice in the third period, scoring on two deflections in front -- both power-play goals.

The first was set up by Bryan Berard's wrister from the point, which Calder re-directed past Boucher 5:56 into the period. He tallied again at the 13:57 mark, deflecting Mark Bell's point shot to give the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead.

Taffe had given the Coyotes a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 6:38 of the first period.

Game Notes

The Blackhawks posted a franchise-record 21-game losing streak in 1950-51...These teams met previously this season, playing to a 2-2 tie in Phoenix on October 28...The Coyotes extended their unbeaten streak in Chicago to four games (2-0-2).

12/07 22:02:33 ET

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