The Phoenix Coyotes were not able to hang on to their one goal and secure the franchises first ever playoff series victory Saturday, but the 'Yotes will have another shot to end the Chicago Blackhawks season Monday as they travel to the Madhouse on Madison for Game 6.
"We're going up there with the same mindset. We're going to have to play a tight game and find a way to win one," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said.
Mike Smith has been stellar in net for the Coyotes, but the team will have to muster some more offense opportunities if they hope to close out the series. The Coyotes have managed only 38 shots on goal in the last two games. Chicago has had nearly double that with 70 shots.
The series has been, possibly, one of the most exciting ever. The teams have played an overtime period in every game so far in this series, totaling almost two full extra periods of play (38:19).
"This is my first playoff experience and to go to overtime every single game is pretty crazy," Coyotes center Gilbert Brule said. "It's an exciting way to finish a hockey game, for sure."
Game 6 will be broadcast nationally on CNBC, and locally in Arizona on Fox Sports Arizona Plus. If you are going to listen to the game on the radio, you can find it on XTRA Sports 910. Puck drops at 6 p.m. PST.