Blackhawks fall in overtime heartbreaker

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Blackhawks fall in overtime heartbreaker

Marian Hossa was taken off on a stretcher and went to a nearby hospital after a brutal hit by Phoenix forward Raffi Torres, but Mikkel Boedker scored the game-winner with 6:45 remaining in overtime as the Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series on Tuesday night.

The Blackhawks now trail the Coyotes 2-1 in the series, but the Blackhawks had bigger concerns.

Hossa was hit 11:51 into the first period by Torres and lay prone for several moments before being carted off the ice. Replays showed Torres left his feet and sent his shoulder into the head of Hossa, who no longer had the puck. Torres was not called for any penalty on the play because, according to the NHL officials, the referees did not see the play.

Torres has been fined once and suspended at least twice in his NHL career. He avoided both of those a year ago to the day, when, as a member of the Vancouver Canucks, he hit Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook high in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Meanwhile, the Blackhawks tried to buckle down. Andrew Brunette gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead with 29 seconds remaining in the first period.

It would stay that way until the third period, when the teams combined for three goals in 65 seconds. Rostislav Klesla tied the game at 1-1 before Michael Frolik restored the Blackhawks lead just 33 seconds later. But that only lasted 32 seconds, as Ray Whitney tallied his first of the postseason.

Wake-up Call: Cubs breathe sigh of relief; Chapman cuts it close against White Sox

Wake-up Call: Cubs breathe sigh of relief; Chapman cuts it close against White Sox

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Riding the Metra with five-time major champion Phil Mickelson

Riding the Metra with five-time major champion Phil Mickelson

Five time major champion, Phil Mickelson, was in Chicago on Monday to promote the KPMG Women's PGA championship.

Mickelson took a 45-minute CTA train ride from Millennium Station to Olympia Fields CC, demonstrating how hassle free it is to get to the event.

While on the train, CSN's Pat Boyle interviewed Mickelson. They discussed Phil skipping the US Open, Tiger's dash cam video and how difficult the decision was for Mickelson to part with his longtime caddy, Jim "Bones" Mackay.

Lefty also talked about the revolving door of first time winners at the last 7 majors and what is left on his golf "to do" list.