Phoenix 2, Chicago 0

Friday, February 7, 2014 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 35-11-6-8 18-4-2-5 17-7-4-3 L1
Phoenix 27-20-6-4 17-10-2-1 10-10-4-3 W1

Recap


Coyotes 2, Blackhawks 0: Mike Smith turned aside all 30 shots he faced for his 26th career shutout and defenseman Keith Yandle collected a power-play goal and an assist as Phoenix snapped a five-game home winless streak against Chicago.

Radim Vrbata scored during a 5-on-3 advantage and Antoine Vermette notched an assist to extend his career-best point streak to nine games. Mike Ribeiro and Mikkel Boedker each set up a goal for the Coyotes, who completed their five-game homestand with a 3-2-0 mark.

Patrick Kane ventured to Buffalo to attend his grandfather's funeral and did not play for the Blackhawks, who fell to 3-1-2 on their seven-game road trip.

Despite being knocked down by Brandon Saad late in the second period, Smith wasn't rattled en route to securing his second shutout of the season. The 31-year-old denied 14 shots in the session and handed Chicago its first blanking since a 4-0 decision by Los Angeles on Feb. 25, 2012.

Phoenix made the most of its power-play opportunities as Yandle unleashed a blast from the point that sailed past Corey Crawford (24 saves) 69 seconds into the contest to draw first blood. With Saad and defenseman Michal Rozsival serving minor penalties, Vrbata doubled the advantage with 1:31 left in the second period, faking his initial shot before letting one fly from the slot that sailed between the pads of Crawford.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ten members of the gold medal-winning 1980 United States Olympic hockey team were honored prior to the game. Mike Eruzione dropped the ceremonial puck. ... Chicago RW Marian Hossa saw his five-game point streak come to an end. He had three goals and four assists during the stretch. ... Vermette has registered eight goals and four assists during his point streak. ... Coyotes C Martin Hanzal sat out with an illness and D Derek Morris suffered an upper-body injury and did not return.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Phoenix
N/A Points Keith Yandle 2
N/A Goals Keith Yandle 1
N/A Assists Keith Yandle 1
N/A Power Play Goals Keith Yandle 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Corey Crawford .923 Save Percentage Mike Smith 1.000
Corey Crawford 24 Saves Mike Smith 30

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 30 0 0-2 3-5 12 28
Phoenix 26 2 2-5 2-2 6 26

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play its next game on the road against Dallas. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .407 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play its next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .625 after a loss.