Chicago Blackhawks Rout Arizona Coyotes


The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Arizona Coyotes 6-1 on Tuesday night. Arizona was completely outplayed by the highly skilled Chicago team. Mike Smith actually played well as the score would have been much worse if it weren’t for Smith.

The first period was an ugly one for Arizona. They weren’t necessarily playing bad, it’s just that Chicago is an elite team and they can outplay anybody. Chicago scored twice in the period and out shot the Coyotes 20-9.

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The second period didn’t go much better than the first did for Arizona. The Coyotes took an excessive amount of penalties and were playing defense for a majority of the period. Lucas Lessio got Arizona on the board but that would be the only Arizona goal in the period. Chicago scored three more goals and ended the period with 37 shots on goal.

The third period was mostly Chicago killing the clock. Arizona had few chances, but couldn’t put it home. Chicago added one more goal late in the third. Mercifully, the game was finally over.

Game Notes

  • Mikkel Boedker is out 4 – 6 weeks after undergoing surgery to remove his spleen.
  • Lucas Lessio scored his first career NHL goal.
  • Since 2009-10, Mike Smith was 4-0-1 against the Blackhawks in Chicago.
  • Keith Yandle picked up his 300th NHL point with an assist on Lessio’s goal.
  • Previous high for shots allowed was 43, Arizona allowed 51 tonight.
  • Tonight was Arizona’s last game before the All-Star break.
  • Tonight was Arizona’s sixth loss in a row.


Arizona Coyotes

  • Lucas Lessio (1st)

Chicago Blackhawks

  • Jonathan Toews (14th)
  • Andrew Shaw (7th, 8th)
  • Patrick Kane (22nd)
  • Teuvo Teravainen (2nd)
  • David Runblad (2nd)

Three Stars

  1. Andrew Shaw
  2. Patrick Kane
  3. Teuvo Teravainen