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RECAP: Blackhawks fall to Coyotes, 5-2

Full coverage from Chicago's 5-2 loss in Arizona

by Monterey Pepper /

Goals from Jonathan Toews and Dylan Strome couldn't keep the Blackhawks from dropping their second game on the road with a 5-2 loss against the Arizona Coyotes Thursday night. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Blackhawks Head Athletic Trainer Mike Gapski worked his 2,500th game in the midst of his 33rd season.

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks head to St. Louis to face the Blues in a Saturday night tilt at the Enterprise Center.


The Coyotes opened up the scoring early at 2:56 of the first period when Michael Grabner picked up a pass from the neutral zone and fired a backhanded shot past Robin Lehner to put Arizona on the board, 1-0. 

Jordan Oesterle fired a stretch pass from deep in the Coyote's zone at 5:03 of the first period to hit Clayton Keller who went five-hole on Lehner to make it 2-0 for Arizona. 

The third goal of the game came at 15:04 of the first period when Brad Richardson tipped in a clapper from Jakob Chychrun to give the Coyotes a 3-0 lead. 

The Blackhawks got on the board at 6:02 of the second period when Dominik Kubalik took a shot from down low and Jonathan Toews tapped in the rebound to close Arizona's lead to 3-1. 

Video: CHI@ARI: Toews sends the puck home on rebound

Nick Schmaltz scored at 8:25 of the second period after picking up the puck of the faceoff and deking around Patrick Kane to rip a shot into the back of the net putting the Coyotes up 4-1. 

A power-play goal by the Blackhawks cut Arizona's lead in half at 12:58 of the third period when Dylan Strome tapped in a bouncing rebound from a shot by Alex DeBrincat at the circle to make it 4-2. 

Video: CHI@ARI: Strome smacks in a power-play goal 

Clayton Keller netted his second goal of the night at 17:53 of the third period to make it 5-2 for the Coyotes.


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