By Tracey Myers in Chicago
Andrew Shaw has served his three-game suspension, and he's ready to return to the Chicago lineup in Game 6.
For Shaw, watching the last three games was more nerve-wracking than playing.
"I think I was more nervous than anyone on the ice, watching every game go to overtime," he said. "In the locker room, I was sweating. We were excited, we were all jumping around the room, hooting and hollering. I'm just excited about getting back in."
Coach Joel Quenneville expects Shaw to bring the energy tonight that's been so synonymous with his game all season.
"He's relentlessly around puck areas, very noticeable. We missed him in certain areas," he said. "It's just the fact that he's the all-out competitor you like; these guys seem to jump up."
NOT SO INTIMIDATING PLACE?
The Coyotes have a chance to clinch this playoff series in a place that has been pretty kind to them. The Coyotes have won all four games they've played at the United Center this season, so facing a Game 6 isn't so intimidating to them. "Our group doesn't shy away from adversity at all. That's a good thing for us," coach Dave Tippett said. "We've come in here and won two in the regular season and two in the playoff series. The building, the noise, they're not factors for us."
WILL THEY OR WON'T THEY?
The Blackhawks roster is set but the Coyotes may or may not have some different bodies in the lineup tonight.
Martin Hanzal, Lauri Korpikoski and Mikkel Boedker are all game-time decisions for Phoenix tonight.
Hanzal played briefly in Game 1 before leaving, favoring his right leg. Korpikoski did play 16 minutes in Game 5. Boedker, who scored the game-winners in Games 3 and 4 played about 10 minutes on Saturday night.
Korpikoski and Boedker both talked following skate but neither divulged their status.
"They'll go through warm ups and we'll see where we're at," Tippett said.
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Tracey Myers reports for CSN Chicago. Follow her on Twitter @TramyersCSN
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