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Boedker, Schlemko score in shootout as Coyotes beat Blackhawks 3-2 to preserve playoff hopes

Saturday, 04.20.2013 / 11:35 PM / News

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Boedker, Schlemko score in shootout as Coyotes beat Blackhawks 3-2 to preserve playoff hopes

CHICAGO - Mikkel Boedker and David Schlemko scored shootout goals to lift Phoenix to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night, snapping the Coyotes' three-game losing streak and preserving their fading playoff hopes.

Schlemko beat Corey Crawford with a high shot for the deciding score in the third round of the tiebreaker to end Chicago's seven-game winning streak

Rostislav Klesla and Radim Vrbata scored in the first period for Phoenix.

Chicago defenceman Brent Seabrook scored two power-play goals in regulation for his first two-goal game this season and second of his career.

Despite the loss, league-leading Chicago has points in 11 straight games (9-0-2).

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I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday