Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 3: Phoenix Wins In Overtime, 3-2

The Phoenix Coyotes took a 2-1 series lead against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night when Mikkel Boedker scored the game-winning goal in overtime for a 3-2 victory. This was Boedker's first career playoff goal, one that ended the third straight overtime game in this series.

Boedker picked up the puck on the left side of the ice and shot it nearly in line with the red line, but he had just enough space in front of him that he was able to get off a legitimate shot. It slipped past the skate of Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford for the game-ending goal at 13:15 in the extra period.

The Blackhawks had held a 1-0 lead through the first two periods after Andrew Brunette scored in the first frame, but over a span of 65 seconds in the third period the game wound up tied at two apiece.

Both teams put up a high number of shots with Phoenix's Mike Smith making 35 stops on 37 saves and Crawford stopping 31 of 34.

The teams will resume the series on Thursday for Game 4 at the United Center.

Stick with SBNation.com for full Coyotes vs. Blackhawks series coverage. For more from the Phoenix perspective, head over to the Five For Howling. For more on the Blackhawks, check out Second City Hockey.

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