CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 19: Mikkel Boedker #89 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Coyotes defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Last night the Phoenix Coyotes were playing against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, they scored first and second but the Hawks were able to send the game into overtime where Mikkel Boedker managed to find the hole in Corey Crawford's pads to win the game. It was in a lot of respects a repeat of Tuesday's game, Yotes had a lead but lost it and Boeds found a way to win it for the team with a soft goal. But thankfully soft goals win games, especially in this series, and the Coyotes are up 3-1 with the next game being played at Jobing.com Arena on Saturday, and the Desert Dogs need just one more win to clinch the series and for the first time move beyond the first round of the playoffs. Its a little to early to celebrate though, the Blackhawks have proven then can come back during games, can they came back and take the series? Hopefully not.
After the jump we have news from the Coyotes, coverage of last nights game, and news from around the hockey world all after the jump.
Coyotes vs. Blackhawks Game 4 Post Game News
Phoenix Coyotes @ Chicago Blackhawks Game 4 Recap: Better Late than Never - Five For Howling
Phoenix Coyotes' forward Mikkel Boedker scores his second consecutive game winner in overtime to give the Coyotes a 3-1 series lead over the Chicago Blackhawks.
04/19/2012 - Dave Tippett Press Conference Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coach Tippett talks about the game, still expects more from the team.
phoenixcoyotes.com Interviews 04/20/2012
Interview with Mikkel Boedker who scored the game winning goal in overtime.
Phoenix Coyotes 3 – Chicago Blackhawks 2 (OT) | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
Interesting note: Chris Lund thinks that Crawford may not be in goal for game five. Not sure the Blackhawks want to go with Ray Emery for their must win game though.
Mike Smith: Phoenix Coyotes goalie is playing like series MVP - chicagotribune.com
Dan McNeil is like that really catty girl in high school. He has to write about the fact that the opposing team's goaltender is beating them because its his job, but he has to throw in a bunch of snide comments you usually see in a fan site's comment thread.
Toews: "It doesn’t feel like we’re down 3-1″ | ProHockeyTalk
Good Toews, hopefully you don't play on Saturday like you are down 3-1.
BizNasty: Paul Bissonnette ejected for not having jersey tied down vs. Blackhawks (FIGHT VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Oh Bissonnette. Hey it didn't hurt and it may have helped with the momentum. Biz needs to be more careful in the future though, his fourth line is useful.
Coyotes Recall Nine Players - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Looks like Tippett wants to have options with his lineup, either that or he wants to keep Chicago on their toes.
Thursday’s Three Stars: Brodeur blanks Panthers; Boedker beats Hawks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Boedker is the hero again and the third star.
Coyotes counting on depth, resilience | Fox Sports Arizona
In aftermath of Hossa-Torres hit, quality depth could give edge to Coyotes.
News From Around the Hockey World
New Jersey Devils Make a Statement in 4-0 Win Over Florida Panthers in Game 4 - In Lou We Trust
The New Jersey Devils shut out the Florida Panthers 4-0 in Game 4 of their playoff series to tie it 2-2. This recap goes over how the it was a decisive but not a dominant win, Martin Brodeur, and many other observations from the game.
Recap: Capitals 2, Bruins 1 - Japers' Rink
Washington and Boston's series is tied 2-2.
St. Louis Blues Take Control Of First Round By Winning 2-1; Lead Sharks 3-1 In Series - St. Louis Game Time
The Blues are in a similar situation as the Yotes, leading their series 3-1.
NHL aware of timekeeping error in Washington, issues statement | ProHockeyTalk
Apparently there was an issue with the timekeeping during the Washington game, although Toronto was aware and any goal would have been disallowed in the last 5.3 seconds.
Pratfall alert: Alex Ovechkin falls backwards over the boards (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Ha ha ha, Ovechkin fell down. Somebody needs to add sound effects to this video.
The Final Howl
The six best Ryan Kesler tumbleweed gifs | The Vancouver Sun Sports Blog
this is just awesome
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