They sent the home crowd (and one of the larger ones it was in recent Coyote history) to their dens happy on Thursday, so one imagines that Phoenix will be anxious to stage a repeat for the Chicago Blackhawks tonight.
Playoff hockey in the desert isn't quite the unusual thing, there was that hint that Dave Tippet is more than just a journeyman coach after he led the Coyotes into the playoffs last year, considering the never ending uncertainty that seems to follow this team around, that was some accomplishment.
Tippet will seek to perform more of the same in Game Two on Saturday night.
Game Two-- Chicago 4 at Phoenix 3 (OT)
Previews and Reviews found below
Chicago Sun Times-- Bryan Bickell scores winner in TO as Blackhawks even series
Chicago Sun Times-- Andrew Shaw "I did not try to hit Mike Smith at all"
Chicago Sun Times-- Andrew Shaw gets game misconduct for hit on Mike Smith
Chicago Tribune-- Blackhawks even series with 4-3 victory in OT
Chicago Tribune-- Keep the ending, but change the script
Chicago Tribune-- Coyotes goalie Smith after Shaw collision: "I'm 100 percent"
Arizona Republic-- Case of deja vu as Phoenix Coyotes lose to Chicago Blackhawks
Arizona Republic-- Images Hit on Smith, OT goal will give Phoenix Coyotes plenty of fuel for series
Globe and Mail-- Blackhawks nip Coyotes in overtime
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks identify three quick fixes for Game 2
Chicago Sun Times-- Jonathan Toews was targeted by Coyotes, but he came out in one piece
Chicago Sun Times-- Coyotes top scorer Radim Vrbata will play in Game 2
Chicago Tribune-- Seeking to even series with Coyotes
Chicago Tribune-- No apparent changes yet for Blackhawks in Game 2
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks not panicking about falling in early hole
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata's injury another hurdle
Arizona Republic-- Mind set will Help Phoenix Coyotes advance
Globe and Mail-- Adding up the numbers in Phoenix bid
Previous reports on Coyotes and Blackhawks