Campoli's late goal lifts Blackhawks over Coyotes

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Sunday, March 20, 2011; 11:18 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chris Campoli scored a power-play with 6:34 remaining and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Sunday night.

Campoli, acquired from Ottawa on Feb. 28, scored his first goal for Chicago 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 Chicago, who moved into sixth place in the Western Conference with 86 points. Los Angeles also has 86 points, but is ahead because the Kings have one more victory.

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.

Notes: Nashville also has 86 points but with one less win than Chicago. Blackhawks LW Patrick Sharp left the game with 1:35 to go in the first period after a knee-on-knee collision with Coyotes D Rostislav Klesla. Toews has a point in 19 of 23 games. The game was played in front of a sellout crowd of 17,328. Coyotes D Adrian Aucoin played in his 1,000th NHL game.


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