Phoenix
Coyotes
22-36-18-6
Chicago
Blackhawks
20-43-11-8
OT
16 SOG
39 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
PHX
CHI
game recap

Phoenix Coyotes 2, Chicago Blackhawks 2 FINAL OT

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:29 AM

Associated Press

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Phoenix Coyotes 2, Chicago Blackhawks 2 FINAL OT
Phoenix Coyotes 2, Chicago Blackhawks 2

CHICAGO (AP) -- Shane Doan and the Phoenix Coyotes took full advantage of Scott Nichol's late roughing penalty.

With Nichols in the penalty box, Doan scored a power-play goal with 1:07 left in the third period to give the Coyotes a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.

"You've got to have better judgment," Blackhawks coach Brian Sutter said of Nichol's penalty. "We had won the hockey game at that point in time. It was a tough hockey game."

Doan beat goalie Michael Leighton high on the glove side with a 30-foot shot.

"I just needed to control my emotions in the heat of battle and I didn't," Nichol said. "It cost our team the game."

Jeff Taffe also scored for the Coyotes. Brian Boucher made 37 saves, allowing only Kyle Calder's two power-play goals off deflections in the third period.

Although the Blackhawks snapped an eight-game losing streak, their winless slide reached 14 games -- their longest since 1959-60. They're 0-9-2-3 during the slide.

"We're disappointed with our effort overall, but it's good to get a point out of this game," Doan said. "Give them a lot of credit, they played really well."

Leighton made 14 saves.

Taffe opened the scoring on a power-play at 6:38 of the first period, beating Leighton between the legs. The goal ended an 0-for-32 Phoenix power-play drought.

"Those are the hardest teams to play against when they're losing like that," Taffe said. "They were playing desperate and it showed."

Overlapping Phoenix penalties early in the second gave the Blackhawks a 2:42 power play, including 42 seconds with a two-man advantage.

Boucher made a pad save on Mark Bell's point-blank one-timer at 7:23 of the second to snuff the Blackhawks' best scoring chance during the power play. Bell fired from the edge of the crease after taking Calder's feed.

Leighton made a stick save to stop the Coyotes' Chris Gratton on a breakaway midway through the second.

Calder scored a four-on-three power play on a deflection at 5:56 of the third to tie it 1-1. Standing in front of the crease, Calder redirected Bryan Berard's shot from the top of the slot over Boucher's shoulder. The power-play goal was only the second for Chicago in its last 33 chances.

Calder gave Chicago a 2-1 lead with 6:03 left in the third, deflecting Mark Bell's shot from the boards over Boucher.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:38
PHX
PPG - Jeff Taffe (2) Slapshot - ASST: Branko Radivojevic (5), Shane Doan (17)
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
05:56
CHI
PPG - Kyle Calder (9) Slapshot - ASST: Bryan Berard (7), Nathan Dempsey (7)
1 - 1 Tie
13:57
CHI
PPG - Kyle Calder (10) Tip-in - ASST: Mark Bell (9), Mikhail Yakubov (3)
2 - 1 CHI
18:53
PHX
PPG - Shane Doan (10) Slapshot - ASST: Ladislav Nagy (14), Paul Mara (15)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
05:33
CHI
Brett McLean  Interference against  Cale Hulse
08:30
PHX
Cale Hulse  Holding against  Steve Sullivan
10:47
PHX
Tyson Nash  Slashing
16:28
PHX
David Tanabe  Diving
19:54
CHI
Scott Nichol  Holding
2nd Period
03:49
CHI
Mark Bell  Hi-sticking against  Jeff Taffe
05:27
PHX
David Tanabe  Holding against  Ville Nieminen
06:45
PHX
Brad Ference  Cross checking against  Kyle Calder
15:47
PHX
Jeff Taffe  Hooking against  Tuomo Ruutu
17:04
CHI
Tyler Arnason  Holding the stick against  Radoslav Suchy
17:49
PHX
Paul Mara  Roughing against  Scott Nichol
17:49
CHI
Scott Nichol  Roughing against  Paul Mara
3rd Period
04:33
CHI
Scott Nichol  Hi-sticking against  Ladislav Nagy
04:33
PHX
Ladislav Nagy  Hi-sticking against  Scott Nichol
05:07
PHX
Cale Hulse  Interference against  Mark Bell
07:28
CHI
Stephane Robidas  Elbowing
12:37
PHX
Matthew Spiller  Roughing against  Brett McLean
17:38
CHI
Scott Nichol  Roughing against  Ladislav Nagy
OT Period
00:30
PHX
Ladislav Nagy  Roughing against  Nathan Dempsey
02:27
CHI
Mark Bell  Roughing against  Daymond Langkow
02:27
PHX
Daymond Langkow  Cross checking against  Mark Bell
03:58
PHX
Brad Ference  Hi-sticking against  Kyle Calder
goalie stats
Brian Boucher
SA: 39TOI: 65:00
Saves: 37EV: 16 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 16 - 18
SV%: .949SH: 5 - 5
Michael Leighton
SA: 16TOI: 64:45
Saves: 14EV: 12 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .875SH: 0 - 0