Chicago 5, Phoenix 4

Thursday, November 14, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 13-4-1-2 8-0-1-0 5-4-0-2 L1
Chicago 13-2-2-2 8-1-1-2 5-1-1-0 W4

Recap


Blackhawks 5, Coyotes 4 (SO): Rookie Brandon Pirri scored to forge a tie early in the third period before netting the decisive goal in the fourth round of the shootout as host Chicago skated to its fourth straight victory.

After captain Jonathan Toews scored in the first round and Phoenix's Radim Vrbata answered by banging a shot in off the post in the second, Pirri beat Mike Smith (48 saves) between the pads to give the Blackhawks the advantage. Mike Ribeiro needed to score to extend the contest, but his shot hit the post.

Marian Hossa celebrated the birth of his second daughter by scoring a goal and Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp also tallied for Chicago, which unleashed 52 shots en route to improving to 7-0-1 in its last eight games. Patrick Kane notched a pair of assists to extend his point streak to five games and defensemen Brent Seabrook and Nick Leddy also set up a pair of goals. 

Defenseman Michael Stone registered his first career two-goal game and captain Shane Doan netted his team-leading ninth tally and added an assist. Lauri Korpikoski also scored for the Coyotes, who have ventured past regulation in six of their last seven games.

Korpikoski cleaned up his own rebound to knot the contest at 3-3 with 5:05 remaining in the second period before Stone seized Phoenix's first lead 2:11 later as his shot from the point beat Corey Crawford (26 saves). Pirri evened it up again three minutes into the third after deflecting Seabrook's shot just as a power play expired.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago acquired Fs Kris Versteeg and Phillippe Lefebrve from Florida for Jimmy Hayes and D Dylan Olsen. Versteeg was part of the Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley Cup-winning team. ... Sharp has recorded two goals and six assists during his four-game point streak and Kane has collected three tallies and set up five others during his stretch. ... Phoenix D Zbynek Michalek suffered a lower-body injury and did not return. ... Chicago placed veteran C Michal Handzus (upper body) on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 25 and recalled C Alex Broadhurst from Rockford of the American Hockey League.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Chicago
Michael Stone 2 Points Patrick Kane 2
Michael Stone 2 Goals Marian Hossa 1
Keith Yandle 2 Assists Patrick Kane 2
Shane Doan 1 Power Play Goals Patrick Sharp 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .923 Save Percentage Corey Crawford .867
Mike Smith 48 Saves Corey Crawford 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 30 4 1-3 2-3 8 32
Chicago 52 5 1-3 2-3 8 38

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play its next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .667 after a loss.