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.