The Chicago Blackhawks were in their first must-win overtime of the five they have played in the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Phoenix Coyotes. Jonathan Toews made sure it was a short one, scoring early in overtime to give Chicago a 2-1 win and sending the series back to the Windy City with the Blackhawks still alive.
Just over two minutes into overtime, Toews ended up with the puck after winning a faceoff in Phoenix's end, then slotted a wrist shot over Mike Smith's right shoulder for the game-winner.
The goal was Toews' second of the series, and came on an assist from Viktor Stalberg, who atoned for a whopping four penalties in Game 5 on the night's final play.
With the victory, the Blackhawks will have a chance to force a Game 7 in Game 6 on Monday in Chicago.
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