NHL Game Summary - Chicago at Phoenix
(Saturday, January 19th)
Final Score: Chicago 2, Phoenix 1 (SO)
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Patrick Kane netted the winner as Chicago picked up its second consecutive shootout win, 2-1, over Phoenix.
With the first shot in the extra round, Kane scored by lifting a backhander over Ilya Bryzgalov. Patrick Lalime followed by stopping Joel Perreault. Martin Havlat then scored low to the stick side, and Lalime closed his pads on a forehander by Peter Mueller to end the game.
Brent Seabrook scored for the Blackhawks, who have won four games in a row.
Lalime made 38 saves to earn his eighth win of the season.
Mueller tallied in regulation for the Coyotes, who have dropped two in a row and four of six.
Bryzgalov made 23 saves in the loss.
Phoenix broke a scoreless tie at 12:08 of the second period with a power- play goal, as Perreault's blast deflected off a Hawks defenseman and Mueller on its way into the cage.
Seabrook equalized at 15:56, when his one-timer from the left circle sailed past Bryzgalov on the far side.
The best chance for either side to net a game-winner after that came when Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski pulled down Hawks forward Rene Bourque at center ice, preventing a possible breakaway with 15 seconds left in overtime.
Bourque was granted a penalty shot, but Bryzgalov went for the poke check, forcing the young forward to pull his shot off the top of the goaltender's stick and wide.
The Hawks posted a 2-1 shootout win over the Avalanche on Friday...Despite the loss, Phoenix has won six of the last nine meetings...There were 10 penalties in the contest, evenly divided...Chicago completes its three- game road swing in San Jose on Tuesday, and Phoenix continues its five-game homestand by welcoming Buffalo on Monday.
01/20 00:30:08 ET