Chicago 6, Phoenix 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, February 7, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 9-0-0-2 2-0-0-0 7-0-0-2 W3
Phoenix 4-5-1-1 4-3-1-0 0-2-0-1 L1

Recap


Blackhawks 6, Coyotes 2: Patrick Kane scored a pair of 5-on-3 power-play goals and added an assist as visiting Chicago remained the only NHL team without a regulation loss.

Captain Jonathan Toews, Viktor Stalberg and Bryan Bickell each had a goal and an assist, Dave Bolland also scored and Patrick Sharp set up three scores for the Blackhawks, who extended their season-opening point streak to 11 games (9-0-2). Ray Emery made 22 saves as Chicago improved to 3-0-2 on its six-game road trip.

Phoenix's Raffi Torres answered the bell on his first shift 2 1/2 minutes into the contest, taking on Chicago's Jamal Mayers in a spirited fight. Torres was facing the Blackhawks for the first time since delivering a hit to the head of Marian Hossa in last spring's playoffs that resulted in a concussion for Chicago's star right wing and a 21-game suspension for Torres.

After Stalberg opened the scoring, Kane received a feed from Toews and beat Mike Smith from alone on the right side of the net with 5:08 remaining in the first period for a 2-0 lead. Kane scored from nearly the same spot in the same situation with 1:35 left in the session, converting a cross-crease pass by Sharp to make it 4-0.

Martin Hanzal scored a power-play goal and Torres added a late tally for the Coyotes, who lost in regulation for the first time in six games (3-1-2). Jason LaBarbera stopped all 11 shots he faced in relief of Smith, who was pulled after yielding six goals on 22 shots.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Coyotes have allowed 32 goals this season, including 12 in two losses to the Blackhawks. Chicago recorded a 6-4 victory in Phoenix on Jan. 20. ... The Blackhawks are six games away from breaking the NHL record for most games without a regulation loss to start a season. The Anaheim Ducks began their championship 2006-07 season with a 12-0-4 mark before suffering a 3-0 loss to the Calgary Flames. ... Chicago concludes its road trip Sunday in Nashville before beginning a seven-game homestand against Anaheim on Tuesday.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Phoenix
Patrick Kane 3 Points Martin Hanzal 1
Patrick Kane 2 Goals Martin Hanzal 1
Patrick Sharp 3 Assists Mikkel Boedker 1
Patrick Kane 2 Power Play Goals Martin Hanzal 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ray Emery .917 Save Percentage Jason LaBarbera 1.000
Ray Emery 22 Saves Mike Smith 16

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 33 6 2-9 1-2 11 39
Phoenix 24 2 1-2 7-9 35 33

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Nashville . The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .875 after a win and .500 after a loss.