Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Sunday, November 6th
Game 2: Tuesday, February 7th
Game 3: Sunday, March 19th
Game 4: Thursday, March 23rd

Blackhawks 3

(21-38-9, 51 pts)

Coyotes 4

(33-33-4, 70 pts)

9:00 PM ET, March 23, 2006

Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

1 2 3 T
CHI 2 0 13
ARI 2 1 14

S. Reinprecht (Coyotes - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

S. Doan (Coyotes - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Chicago (21-37-9) at Phoenix (32-33-4) 9:00 pm EST

Chicago (21-37-9) at Phoenix (32-33-4) 9:00 pm EST

GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- The Phoenix Coyotes aim for their third straight win when they host the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

The Coyotes have won three of their last four contests but trail Los Angeles (37-28-5) and Edmonton (34-24-11) by 11 points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Curtis Joseph made 31 saves Tuesday and five different players scored in a 5-2 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Captain Shane Doan had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, who concluded a 3-2-0 road trip.

Joseph has been brilliant of late, posting a .934 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average over his last four outings. He hopes for another strong performance Thursday against a Blackhawks squad which has lost two in a row and seven of nine overall.

Chicago hopes to exact a measure of revenge after a 3-2 loss to Phoenix on Sunday.

Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 23 shots and Kyle Calder had an assist to register his team-leading 45th point for the Blackhawks, who have won two of three meetings with the Coyotes this season.