Mike Smith made 39 saves to blank the Chicago Blackhawks, sending them golfing while the Phoenix Coyotes continue on. The final score was 4-0 as the Coyotes put an exclamation mark on the series. Phoenix is now set to play against the Nashville Predators in the next round.
That wraps up the rest of the Western Conference first round games. In HWB’s Playoff Challenge, only two people have correctly picked the Western Conference. One being yours truly, the other being Mitch V. The Eastern Conference will wrap up at latest, by Thursday night.