Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Blues Seize Goal-den Opportunity

There’s a time and a place for everything, and for Chicago Blackhawk defenseman Brent Seabrook, this wasn’t either. With 4:51 left in the 3rd period of Game 2 against St. Louis, Seabrook negated an impressive ‘Hawks comeback by drilling Blues’ captain David Backes into the end boards.

That ill-timed decision resulted in a 5-minute charging major on the aggressive blueliner, which directly lead to St. Louis winger Vladimir Tarasenko tying the contest with a mere 6.4 seconds left on the clock.

Just as in Game 1, these two teams will shortly be heading to overtime. And if the Blackhawks cough this one up too, they won’t have to spend too much time wondering why they’d be heading home down 0-2 instead of tied at 1.

It would be because Seabrook put their Backes against the wall.

Update: St. Louis has just won this game 4-3 on a Barret Jackman overtime goal. They’ll now take a 2-0 series lead with them to Chicago.

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  • Lloyd A Brodnax

    The Hawks will springboard back n2 this series at home, with or w/o Seebrook. They still haven’t played close to 60 minutes of hockey, so I’m expecting they know this and will explode at home. Some of our players need to look themselves in the mirror, Saad, Shaw, and others… Coach Q b4 series began I was saying to play Morin, it may be that time just to energize some of the others!

    • Chris Gay

      While the Blues haven’t played 60 minutes of hockey either, I agree that the ‘Hawks certainly have the personnel to make a comeback. If, that is, (and as you’d suggested) they opt to step up their games. Now I’ll state the obvious. A Game 3 victory on their home ice is the absolute key for any hope of Chicago claiming this series. Thank you for your comment, Mr. Brodnax.