Late-scoring Blackhawks head home with series tied

Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: Antoine Vermette #50 of the Phoenix Coyotes attempts a deflection on goaltender Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blackhawks defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on April 16, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 16 at 8:09 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- For two consecutive games, the Chicago Blackhawks trailed the Phoenix Coyotes in the final stages of regulation and pulled goalie Corey Crawford for a late desperation surge with six attackers.

Both times it worked in the opening-round playoff series that is now tied at 1-1.

Chicago's Brent Seabrook scored with 14.2 seconds to go in Game 1 to even it up before Phoenix pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory.  On Saturday night, Patrick Sharp re-directed a shot into the goal with 5.5 seconds left to force overtime and this time the Blackhawks prevailed 4-3 on an extra-period game-winner by Bryan Bickell.

Now it's on to the United Center for Games 3 and 4, Tuesday and Thursday respectively.
 

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