Phoenix 4, Chicago 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 13-7-1-2 6-4-1-1 7-3-0-1 W2
Chicago 14-8-1-2 7-2-0-2 7-6-1-0 L1

Recap


Mike Smith came within 43 seconds of a shutout and Ray Whitney record a goal and two assists as the visiting Phoenix Coyotes rolled over the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-1, on Tuesday.

Daymond Langkow, Shane Doan and Radim Vrbata each collected a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, who have won three of four.

Langkow, who has totaled four points in two games since an eight-game absence, opened the scoring late in the first when he stuffed his fourth tally underneath Corey Crawford’s leg and Doan made it 2-0 on a one-timer midway through the second.

Things fell apart for Crawford and the Blackhawks early in the third period, when Vrbata’s 12th goal bounced off Duncan Keith’s leg and over Crawford’s pad.

Chicago’s top netminder was pulled four minutes later, as he covered the far post on Whitney’s wrister from the near side.

The Blackhawks just returned from a six-game road trip in which they allowed five or more goals three times. The Central Division leaders have dropped four of their last six games overall.

Patrick Sharp’s 11th tally broke up Smith’s bid for back-to-back shutouts in the final minute. Smith finished with 24 saves.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Chicago
Ray Whitney 3 Points Patrick Sharp 1
Ray Whitney 1 Goals Patrick Sharp 1
Ray Whitney 2 Assists Marian Hossa 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .960 Save Percentage Ray Emery 1.000
Mike Smith 24 Saves Corey Crawford 17

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 24 4 0-2 1-1 4 22
Chicago 25 1 0-1 2-2 6 28

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against NY Islanders . The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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