GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 12: Martin Hanzal #11 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates with goaltender Mike Smith #41 after Hanzal scored the game winning goal in overtime of Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 12, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
It took extra time, but the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in game one of their NHL Quarterfinal Round series on Thursday night in front of a sold out Jobing.com Arena. Martin Hanzal deflected an Adrian Aucoin shot in overtime to lead the Desert Dogs to a 1-0 series lead. We've got a slew of post game links, plus recaps of last night's other games, and more. Put a little bit of honey and lemon in your tea and rest up today because tomorrow you'll need your voices again Coyotes fans.
Links after the jump...
Blackhawks vs Coyotes Game One
The Other Stanley Cup Playoff Action From Thursday Night
Game 1: Rangers Vs. Senators: Rangers Defeat Senators 4-2 In Game One - Blueshirt Banter
The number seed in the East looked like it on Thursday night.
Havlat and Niemi shine brightest in series opening win - Fear The Fin
It took 23 minutes of extra time, but the Sharks got a win in game one of their series with the Blues.
Behind Kelly's Lone Shot, Bruins Take 1-0 Advantage Over Caps - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Lots of hitting, not a wealth of scoring.
Phoenix Coyotes fans flock to playoffs but wonder about team future - The Arizona Republic
Lisa Halverstadt spoke with Phoenix Coyotes fans last night. Probably more enjoyable than her daily phone calls with Bill Daly and Julie Frisoni.
News From Around the Hockey World
NHL failed by not suspending Shea Weber for head shot on Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg | MLive.com
Weber's fine will likely do nothing to deter future incidents.
Oilers Will Stick With Nikolai Khabibulin & Devan Dubnyk In 2012-13 - The Copper & Blue
Oilers fans are less than thrilled they will be seeing the Bulin Wall in net again next season.
The Final Howl
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