The Phoenix Coyotes are fighting for their third consecutive playoff berth, but right now, they're finding themselves on the wrong side of 8. However, they're on 5-game winning streak and beating a pretty good Chicago team always helps your chances. Especially when you shut them out at their home. That's what the 'Yotes did as Mike Smith stopped all 38 shots on the night, giving the Coyotes another convincing win over a Stanley Cup contender.
The Cats came into the game playing for a Pac 12 lead, but left the game holding their breaths. The Utes really gave them a scare as they started shooting lights out in the first half while the Cats were still trying to rub the sleep out of their eyes.After facing a 33-25 deficit at halftime, the Cats would slowly claw at the Utes lead by shooting treys. Brendan Lavender, Nick Johnson, and Kyle Fogg combined for a hot 11-22 beyond the arc. The Cats eventually would take the lead and hold onto it as a sigh of relief left the McKale Center.