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.

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, physical therapist Emily Sluis tackles muscle activation. 

Sluis enlists the help of Super Bowl XLIX Champion Darius Fleming to demonstrate dynamic stretches that get an athlete ready to compete. 

Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.

Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

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Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Saturday on CSN: Bradley vs. Nevada; Illinois State vs. New Mexico

Dwyane Wade, Bulls take first blood with LeBron James, Cavs

Bears-49ers: And the winner is?

Jonathan Toews practices but won’t play vs. Flyers

For Cubs, winter meetings will be all about the hunt for pitching 

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

'Quarterback' Rajon Rondo executes Bulls' game plan, logs first triple-double of the year

White Sox agree to one-year deals with Brett Lawrie, Avisail Garcia

LeBron James pays off bet, rocks Cubs uniform to the United Center

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