May 28, 2013, 12:34 AM EDT
It could’ve been the goal that sunk the Chicago Blackhawks.
Joakim Andersson beat Blackhawks’ goalie Corey Crawford with a long-range wrist shot just past the midway point of the second period, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 lead, which they entered the third period with.
Had the Red Wings held on, they would’ve eliminated the Blackhawks, the Presidents’ Trophy winners, in the sixth game of the Western Conference semifinal.
The Blackhawks erupted for three goals and then held on for the 4-3 victory, erasing what was a 3-1 series deficit and forcing a Game 7.
Crawford was the busier of the two goalies Monday.
He made 35 saves, while at the other end, Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on 28 shots.
The Andersson goal began to look like it might be the difference. It wasn’t, and Crawford would just as quickly forget about it.
“It happened. Just got past it. Moved on. After that goal, just settled down and moved on from there,” Crawford told Myers.
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