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Richards, Shaw score power-play goals in Blackhawks' 2-1 win over Coyotes

  • Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith, left, gets ready to take a swing at Chicago Blackhawks' Kris Versteeg, middle, as Coyotes' Klas Dahlbeck (34), of Sweden, defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.  The Blackhawks' Versteeg landed on top of Coyotes goalie Smith, and Smith was called for a roughing penalty for the punch. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith, left, gets ready to take a swing at Chicago Blackhawks' Kris Versteeg, middle, as Coyotes' Klas Dahlbeck (34), of Sweden, defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Blackhawks' Versteeg landed on top of Coyotes goalie Smith, and Smith was called for a roughing penalty for the punch. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) tries to get a shot off in front of Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith (41) as Coyotes' Martin Erat (10), of the Czech Republic, defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) tries to get a shot off in front of Arizona Coyotes' Mike Smith (41) as Coyotes' Martin Erat (10), of the Czech Republic, defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates a goal by teammate Andrew Shaw with Brandon Saad (20) as Arizona Coyotes' Lauri Korpikoski (28), of Finland, skates past during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates a goal by teammate Andrew Shaw with Brandon Saad (20) as Arizona Coyotes' Lauri Korpikoski (28), of Finland, skates past during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Brad Richards scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 7:11 left in the third period to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

Richards scored near the end of the advantage, putting in a rebound of Kris Versteeg's blocked shot. It was the 900th NHL point for Richards, who entered in ninth place among active players.

The Blackhawks had seven power plays and converted two of them, including Andrew Shaw's first-period goal. Corey Crawford made 17 saves in the win, and Arizona's Mike Smith stopped 43 shots.

The Coyotes had a power play for the last 38.5 seconds of the game, and made it a 6-on-4 skating advantage after pulling Smith, but couldn't force overtime. Tobias Rieder had given Arizona a 1-0 lead early in the first period.