How it happened: The Coyotes outscored the Blackhawks 2-1 in the shootout to pull out the road win. Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith made 36 saves and stopped two shootout shots. Defenseman Brent Seabrook, who turned 28 on Saturday, scored both of the Blackhawks' goals, both of which came on the power play. The Blackhawks have scored four power-play goals in the last two games after not scoring one in their previous nine games. Rostislav Klesla and Radim Vrbata scored the Coyotes' two regulation goals. Klesla's goal came when he flung the puck from near center ice, and it bounced toward the net and past Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford. The Blackhawks killed all five of the Coyotes' power plays. The Blackhawks outshot the Coyotes 38-31. Crawford made 29 saves.
Player of the game: Smith kept the Coyotes in the game with a number of tremendous saves. He stopped 15 shots in the first period and finished with 36 saves in 38 shots.
What it means: The Blackhawks had their seven-game winning streak snapped, but extended their points streak to 11 games. They are now 34-5-5 with an NHL-best 73 points. The Blackhawks are 19-3-5 in one-goal games and 6-5 in shootouts this season. The Blackhawks had their largest crowd of the season with a paid attendance of 22,272.