1st-period wrap: Hawks 1, Coyotes 0

April, 17, 2012
4/17/12
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks led the Phoenix Coyotes 1-0 after the first period of Game 3 at the United Center on Tuesday.

Patrick Kane scored with under 30 seconds to play in the period after a faceoff win by Marcus Kruger led to Kane’s shot near the point. Andrew Brunette provided the screen for him.

The Coyotes had 16 shots on net and the better scoring chances, while also earning two power plays, but the story of the first period was a scary hit by Raffi Torres on Marian Hossa. Torres hit Hossa in the head midway through the period after Hossa passed the puck. Hossa went down to the ice and was eventually carted off on a stretcher.

There was no further update on Hossa and no penalty was called on the play, although Brandon Bollig quickly jumped Torres and was given a roughing penalty.

The Hawks had 10 shots on net, but not many scoring chances other than on Kane’s goal.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Patrick Sharp
PTS GOALS AST +/-
78 34 44 13
OTHER LEADERS
GoalsP. Sharp 34
AssistsD. Keith 55
+/-M. Hossa 28
GAAC. Crawford 2.26