Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Coyotes take Game 3 from Chicago, win 3-2 OT

The scoring in this game was the classic score and response. Chicago would score and Phoenix would answer; however, this is not the system you want when the game goes to OT. Or is it? Mikkel Boedker slid the puck past Corey Crawford 13:15 into the OT period to give the Coyotes a win in the United Center. Unfortunate for both teams was the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa. Hossa had just passed the puck when Torres delivered a brutal hit, but the hit did not get him a trip to the box. In fact, there was a referee not that far from the spot of impact and he skated past the injured Hossa who was sprawled across the ice. What is unfortunate is that Hossa, a key player for the Blackhawks, is injured and also that Torres will probably receive a suspension from the stingy league, even though the hit wasn't initially penalized. The replay does show that Torres becomes airborne, but only once he makes contact with Hossa.

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