The Blackhawks just can't help themselves. They apparently just love the late-regulation drama, that crazed hockey in the final minutes, sometimes seconds.
But once again, their late third-period push couldn't be capitalized upon in overtime.
Michael Frolik tied it with 1:26 remaining in regulation, but Mikkel Boedker scored his second game-winning overtime goal in as many games in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks in their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
The Coyotes took both games at the United Center and now command a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Coyotes took a 2-0 lead in the third period, thanks to Shane Doan and Taylor Pyatt's goals, which came within 44 seconds of each other. But midway through the third, the Blackhawks got a break. Brendan Morrison, a late add in place of healthy scratch Jamal Mayers, fired one that deflected off Rostislav Klesla's stick and past Mike Smith to make it 2-1. And then Frolik, who had just five goals in the regular season, scored his second of this postseason to force the fourth overtime of this series.
The last NHL series in which the first four games all went to overtime, according to TSN, was the 1951 Stanley Cup Final between Toronto and Montreal.
The Blackhawks' six consecutive playoff overtimes is a new record.
The NBA announced Saturday that it has suspended former Bulls and current Knicks center Joakim Noah for 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.
He tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement called selective androgen receptor modulator LGD-4033, which is prohibited under the current collective bargaining agreement but would not have been under the new CBA starting next year, according to ESPN's Marc Spears.
It was announced in February that Noah would miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury. His suspension will carry over into the 2017-18 campaign with only 10 games left this year.
Noah averaged 5.0 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game in 46 games in his first of a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks.
As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.
Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh
6'2" | 226 lbs.
2,885 YDS, 60.5 CMP%, 27 TD, 7 INT, 163.4 QBR | 72 CAR, 286 YDS, 3 TD
"Peterman's experience in a pro-style passing attack gives him a head start headed into the league. His physical attributes are just average, but his accuracy, composure and anticipation are what sets him apart from some of the more physically gifted quarterbacks in this year's draft. Peterman's tape is sure to catch the eye of at least a few teams in need of a quarterback and he should come off the board by day two with a chance to become a solid starting quarterback in the future." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
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