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Coyotes down Blackhawks in shootout

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Radim Vrbata both goal 3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.

After a scoreless third period and uneventful overtime, Ekman-Larsson beat Ray Emery on the glove side with a quick shot. Emery had stopped all 11 shots he faced after replacing Corey Crawford early in the second period.

Phoenix goalie Mike Smith gave up a pair of second-period goals to Jonathan Toews but denied the Chicago captain in the first round of the shootout. Vrbata, who netted his team-leading 13th goal of the season earlier, then lifted a backhander over Emery's right pad before Smith turned aside a bid from Marian Hossa.