The Blackhawks erased another Coyotes lead with a goal in the third period to force overtime for the fifth consecutive game. Nick Leddy made up for his defensive breakdown on Thursday night by blasting a slapshot past Mike Smith for the tie. Jonathan Toews scored with a wrister from the circles to earn the OT victory, keeping Chicago alive for at least one more game.Speaking with the Associated Press John Marshall after the loss, Coyotes forward Shane Doan complimented the Hawks effort throughout the course of the game.Its obviously disappointing; you never want to give up the lead and (want) to find ways to win at home for your fans, but give them credit, they played a good game, said Doan. We didnt play as well as we needed to.Yotes defenseman Keith Yandle admitted that he thought the game was all but decided entering the third period. Jerry Brown of NHL.com has the story.I felt confident in our group going into the third period, said Yandle. I thought we were going to be able to close it out and shut them down and get the win in front of our home fanswe just have to be better all-around.The two teams will square off again Monday night at the United Center for Game 6. Coverage on Comcast SportsNet starts at 7:30 p.m.with Blackhawks Pregame Live.
From the other bench: Toews stuns Coyotes in OT
April 22, 2012, 6:53 pm