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Coyotes' Hanzal limps off with injury

By Jerry Brown - NHL.com Correspondent

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- For the second time in two playoff games, the Coyotes have lost a member of their top line early in the first period.

Center Martin Hanzal, who had the overtime game-winner in the Coyotes' 3-2 win in Game 1, limped off the ice on his third shift of the first period in Game 2. The Coyotes said Hanzal is being evaluated.

The Coyotes lost leading goal-scorer Radim Vrbata a minute into Game 1 on Thursday; he did not return but was back in the lineup for Game 2.

Hanzal plays a variety of key roles for the Coyotes, from penalty-killing to faceoffs to defending the opposition's top line. Phoenix dressed an extra center, Kyle Chipchura, for Game 2 and will likely give Daymond Langkow more ice time to make up for Hanzal's loss.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1