Blackhawks Beat Coyotes, But Sharp Is Out

PHOENIX (CBS) – The Blackhawks beat the Phoenix Coyotes Sunday night and moved into a fifth place tie in the NHL Western Conference, but lost Patrick Sharp to an injury.

Sharp had to leave the game with 1:35 left in the first period. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Sharp was “favoring his left knee” as he left the ice, following a collision with the Coyotes’ Rostislav Klesla.

Sharp did not return for the rest of the game. The Blackhawks would not elaborate about how seriously he was injured, or how long he might be out, the Sun-Times reported.

The Blackhawks went on to win when Chris Campoli scored a power-play with 6:34 remaining in the game.

Campoli, acquired from Ottawa on Feb. 28, scored his first goal for the ’Hawks when he took a cross-crease pass from Jonathan Toews and put a shot into the vacated left side of the net before Ilya Bryzgalov, covering the right side, could recover.

Duncan Keith also scored for the ’Hawks.

Eric Belanger scored for the Coyotes, whose five-game winning streak was snapped. Phoenix, fourth in the West with 89 points, hadn’t lost in regulation since March 3 (6-0-1).

Keith gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal with 30 seconds left in the first period. He fired the puck between Bryzgalov’s pads from the center of the left circle.

Belanger tied it at 18:43 of the second when his blast from the top of the right circle bounced off Nick Leddy’s skate and past partially screened goalie Corey Crawford.

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  • Go Hawks!!!

    Solid game. Low scoring and Crawford looks like he bounced back nicely after being hung out to dry against the Stars. Make every game count!!!! Pay back time for FL on Wed.

  • CH

    Great win but we may have lost Sharpie for awhile now we get a chance to see how our worthless GM’s lack of depth surrounding our core turns out

    • Jeff Riddle

      C’mon. Give Bowman some time. After the salary cap decimated last year’s champs, I didn’t expect as much as we’ve gotten so far this year.

      • CH

        Well Jeff I understand why he did what he had to do but Stan Bowman has no hockey background the guys a ND finance major he should be doing the teams taxes not trying to rebuild it

  • colonel angus

    CH, the “worthless” comments about bowman are both short sighted and pretty baseless. he inherited a roster with bloated contracts (many thanks to dale tallon’s own oversight), and was forced to make many shrewd maneuvers that were going to be unpopular in the eyes of fans. bottom line, they had to be made. you can’t argue that both frolik and campoli have been huge upgrades to this roster, and if you do, it’s pointless to have a discussion with you on the topic as you can’t view things objectively.

    • CH

      colonel are you that naive remember who his daddy is while your’e at it check his hockey background


    This team has heart. i can’t remember a game since January that they’ve completed with every guy on the bench.
    Sharp’s a big dent, though.
    I agree with the latest moves.

    On a side note, at least the NHL (i.e. the fans) won’t be financing the Coyotes, anymore. Financed them all the way to a solid playoff spot.
    Sucketh verily.

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