GLENDALE - Nikolai Khabibulin made 36 saves through overtime, then stopped two shots in the shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks edged the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 Tuesday night.
Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews scored in the shootout and Sharp also had a goal in regulation for the Blackhawks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Kris Versteeg also scored for Chicago.
Zbynek Michalek netted his first of the season and Shane Doan added the tying goal for the Coyotes, who lost their third straight.
Phoenix went to overtime for the first time this season.
Toews opened the shootout with a wrist shot that went in off Ilya Bryzgalov’s stick and right skate. Sharp followed with a quick wrist shot that beat Bryzgalov low to the stick side.
Khabibulin stopped Kyle Turris and Peter Mueller with a pair of easy saves for the victory.
Versteeg gave Chicago a 1-0 lead with 1:58 left in the first period on a goal that had Phoenix coach Wayne Gretzky screaming. Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski twisted awkwardly in the corner of his zone and was on his knees as teammates tried clearing the puck.
Patrick Kane intercepted the clearing attempt near center ice and skated in on a breakaway. Bryzgalov made the save but couldn’t control the rebound, which Versteeg flipped home from the right side of the crease.
Gretzky argued that the whistle should have blown with Jovanovski down and Phoenix passing the puck.
Sharp then stole the puck from Daniel Carcillo and beat Bryzgalov on a quick wrist shot with 50 seconds to go in the first.