- Jesse Rogers, Chicago Cubs beat reporter
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The Coyotes got on the board after an odd man rush led to a Gilbert Brule score. For some reason Niklas Hjalmarsson was pinching down low in the offensive zone when the puck got turned over creating the 3-on-1 the other way. Brule fired the puck top shelf on Corey Crawford for the game’s only score.
Moments before that Crawford stopped Michal Rozsival after a Duncan Keith turnover as the Hawks had a poor start to the middle 20 minutes. The Hawks had better chances in the first period and are still outshooting the Coyotes 22 to 14. They haven’t had many dangerous scoring chances though.
The Hawks will start the third period shorthanded as Viktor Stalberg took a late tripping penalty. It was his third minor penalty of the game to go along with a slashing and roughing call.
Phoenix holds a 1-0 lead on the Hawks after 2.