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Blues come back to stun Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime, take 2-0 series lead

Apr 19, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

It didn’t come without drama, but the St. Louis Blues came away with a 4-3 overtime win against Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead as they head to Chicago for Game 3.

The hero this time around was Barret Jackman as he beat Corey Crawford 5:50 into overtime to seal the game with a slap shot through traffic that squeezed through Crawford’s pads.

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After the game, Jackman tells NBC’s Brian Engblom what he saw on the game-winning goal.

Where the game changed, however, was late in the third period when Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was given a five-minute major for charging Blues captain David Backes. The hit dazed and knocked Backes out of the game and gave the Blues an opportunity to tie the game up with six seconds left.

The Blackhawks were down 2-0 after the first period because of goals from Chris Porter and Kevin Shattenkirk, the latter a buzzer-beater. After two it was 2-1 when Duncan Keith scored in the second, but early in the third they got goals from Seabrook and Michal Rozsival. Both goals deflected off Blues players in front of the net, Rozsival’s goal was especially funky.

  1. stixzidinia - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Karma for the Seabrook and Bickell nonsense in that game.

    • r8rbhawk - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:34 PM

      I love blues fans crying about hits when this is how their team plays every game, what comes around goes around.

      • 19to77 - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:39 PM

        You know, like Seabrook cheapshotting Backes and directly costing his team the game. Came around real fast on his dumb ass, eh?

      • laxman1944 - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:40 PM

        that is a load of crap

        Seabrook should sit at least 3 games and am looking forward to their first meeting.

        Seabrook has to answer for that shot.

      • cincinata - Apr 19, 2014 at 7:36 PM

        You must be stupid or the some crazy Hawks fan. That hit was totally illegal and not at all necessary. The puck was 5 feet behind Backes and Seabrook knew it. It was never OK to hit with your shoulder or elbow to the head of a defenseless man. I would be surprised if he is not suspended for the rest of the playoffs. Of course if you have never played the game, it all looks so neat when your guy is the perp. Try getting hit like this on the ice and see how neat it is. It was a dirty play and he should be gone for the rest of the year. O excuse, I don’t care what Millbury says. He should know better having played against bad boy Schultz for the Flyers.

      • jhaegs - Apr 20, 2014 at 2:05 AM

        We make LEAGAL checks. Hard checks. No chicken wings or knees… which CHI had one of each in this game.

      • jhaegs - Apr 20, 2014 at 2:06 AM

        *LEGAL

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    I know there will be lots of noise coming from the Seabrook hit, but what of Duncan Keith’s stick work?

  3. r8rbhawk - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Another exciting game that I can never watch again since my team lost. Credit to the blues for another comeback win, this one stings even worse than last game. Damn

  4. terrier92 - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    What a great game. I really enjoyed it. Big question is will any of these Western teams be able to fill a roster with healthy players in SC Finals. What a meat grinder these series have and will continue to be.

  5. spetznaz777 - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    sorry hawks can’t goon your way to victory.

  6. hammerhead5573 - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    For everything that Seabrook does right for his team, he sure as heck was a direct result of that loss. I can care less if someone gets hurt in a game but when it appears he went directly after his head he ( Seabrook) deserved what he got. Even though I don’t care for Backes I hope he is ok. Concussion is no joke and it appears he could barely stand up after that hit.

  7. 19to77 - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    So talking about something other than Brent Seabrook for a second, one has to wonder how Crawford’s going to look in the next game. Did anyone else see him slump over the back of the net on the Tarasenko goal? And that was BEFORE the game-winner. His confidence must be friggin’ shot.

    • slysipops - Apr 20, 2014 at 12:42 PM

      was it ever there to begin with

      • 19to77 - Apr 20, 2014 at 1:28 PM

        I’d say it was last year. He outduelled Tuukka freaking Rask for the Cup. He looks way less solid now than he did then.

  8. prd797 - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    Undisciplined play by the entirety of the Hawks team. That Bickell knee-on-knee and especially the Seabrook hit were unnecessary and arguably cost the Hawks the game.

    Credit to St. Louis for staying in it and evening it up in crunch time. They deserved to win both of these games.

    Chicago has a lot of figuring out to do if they are even going to make this a series. Somebody has to take accountability for this effort.

    I expect Seabrook will get suspended.

  9. sprtsfan1 - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Yeah this one really hurts. I don’t say this very often. I give credit where credit is due, but the Hawks are really doing a number on themselves. This was a nasty game today. Power play looked for like a passing drill, dumb penalties, we’re gonna lose Seabs for at least 3 games. 7 seconds left and we couldn’t just flip it out of the zone like we’d been doing all game. Gonna have to win the next two without Seabs, hopefully being at home will help.

  10. tripps3 - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    I heard all this stuff last year when the Hawks were down 3-1 games to Detroit. I love how the Blues fans are crying about cheap shots and physical play – how do you think you got here?

    • tridecagon - Apr 20, 2014 at 4:16 AM

      Don’t lump head shots and knee-on-knee injury attempts in with “physical play”. There’s a line, the Hawks crossed it.

  11. tfilarski - Apr 19, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    paging blackhawks forwards. are there any blackhawks forwards? PAGING BLACKHAWKS FORWARDS TO GIVE ME SOME OFFENSE PLEASE

    • 19to77 - Apr 19, 2014 at 8:02 PM

      Dude, they came back from a 2-0 deficit and just about had the game in hand until Seabrook more or less personally lost the game. I get that it’s a brutal loss from a fan perspective, but don’t discount the offense that powered them into the lead in the first place.

      • mrhonorama - Apr 19, 2014 at 10:05 PM

        I think the point is that Hawks D-men have scored 4 of their 6 goals in this series, which is a bit of a concern. Notably, the Hawks have outshot the Blues significantly in 5 on 5 play.

  12. djshnooks - Apr 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    I’m not a Blues fan and that Seabrook hit was absolutely dirty. He deserves to be suspended the rest of the playoffs. Backes is much more important to his team and a better player, than Seabrook could dream.

    I hope the Blues sweep them. Go Blues!

    Ps. The Blues didn’t get there by being dirty…they got there by destroying everything that stood in their way, with the small exception of the last week or two.

    Ryan Miller and Steve Ott deserve a cup.

    • hammerhead5573 - Apr 19, 2014 at 7:10 PM

      “Backes is more important to his team and better player than Seabrook could dream”. Wow that’s priceless. Please tell me your thought of a captain of a team going after an 18 year old kid in Colorado for a clean hit.

      • stevedurbano - Apr 19, 2014 at 8:44 PM

        Well, hopefully MacKinnon can have a chance to get a little payback if Backes isn’t seriously hurt. He can’t hide behind the 18 year old kid thing if he’s going to play in the NHL. And frankly, I don’t think he is- it’s just fans that don’t understand the physical part of the game. But don’t in any way compare roughing with what Seabrook did. That was as dirty a hit as I’ve seen since Lapierre’s hit on Boyle. By the way, I posted at that time that the Blues should release him because it was so dirty.

    • cincinata - Apr 19, 2014 at 7:51 PM

      Sorry to disappoint, however the Blues do not have the goal tending to compete for the cup. If the Mighty Ducks don’t win it all, I will be shocked. Don’t forget, the Blues still have to win in Chi. Why in the world everyone thinks Miller is the answer is beyond me. When I watch him play (seldom) he seems to give up easy goals like he did today. I think the guy they gave up is better.

      • stevedurbano - Apr 19, 2014 at 8:27 PM

        Cincinata, Halak can be good- very good. But he can be terrible too. The Caps will find out if they plan to use him as #1. Montreal let him go after what was probably the greatest goalie playoff in my time. And don’t tell me it’s because they were paying Price as #1 and had to keep him. He’s just not consistent enough to depend on. But you are right- if Miller doesn’t play well in Chicago all of this is pretty much wasted. I am really getting tired of the “Miller hasn’t won anything” crap. He played for Buffalo his entire career for petes sake.

      • tridecagon - Apr 20, 2014 at 4:18 AM

        “Like he did today”? You’re insane. Every single goal scored on Miller today was a deflection off a defenseman. When the puck is halfway to you and redirects to an entirely different part of the net, it’s going to go in most of the time. Miller stood on his head after the first period of Game 1, and made all the saves he should have made in Game 2.

  13. paulerhythm - Apr 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Poetic Justice? Well, didn’t the have the defending champs down 2-0 just last year? Goes to show you its hard to repeat…

  14. dwoklives - Apr 19, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    Yeah, an 18 year old professional player. Get over it. Regardless, it doesn’t make it ok to for anyone to check backes in the head.

    • hammerhead5573 - Apr 19, 2014 at 7:47 PM

      Feel free to miss the point. Oh wait you did, never mind.

  15. savior72 - Apr 19, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Be honest, you would’ve given up Crawford for Miller and been happy about it. Go back to the Miller being traded story and re-read the doom and gloom comments from hawks fans.

  16. tomahawk21 - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    You know, as great a game as this was, the Hawks had it coming for them. I’ve said it time and again, but it amazes me how they can look like the best team in the league at times (late second, most of third period) but then at other times look like they don’t even deserve to be skating with these teams (1st period, most second period, Seabrook’s hit). I give credit to the Blues coming from a die-hard hawks fan, but man, we could be up 2-0 right now.

  17. windycity99 - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    I saw three penalties called on the hawks that they didn’t even touch a blues player. Kane got called for interference on Lapierre when he just fell. Keith got called for high sticking on Lapierre even though he didn’t touch him with the stick. Same with I Toews’s penalty on Sobotka.

    • stevedurbano - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      Well, Keith hit Lapierre with the butt end which is still part of the stick. But as far as most of the penalties went I totally agree- there were 3 or 4 calls both ways that were not penalties. The Reaves penalty early on is a good example.

    • jhaegs - Apr 20, 2014 at 2:09 AM

      Goes both ways, killer. I’ve seen terrible calls and non calls in both games. Welcome to hockey.

    • tridecagon - Apr 20, 2014 at 4:20 AM

      This game was way over-officiated in both directions, early on especially. But the Bickell and Seabrook penalties in the 3rd were absolutely justified.

  18. boomer1451 - Apr 19, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    I neeeeed more Hossa…

    • slysipops - Apr 20, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      when….when …. when will it come ?????????????????????????

  19. slysipops - Apr 20, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    WOW ! i can’t believe the whining comming from the crybabies with the apparent blue shaded glasses …even when you are handed a victory ! the bullcrap must be contagious and start with HITCHCOCK ? i can’t even imagine that any sane person would feel sorry for BACKASS or LAPIERRE ! pierre was dumped off two other teams for his antics of dangerous hits on opposing players and putting his team in a problem spot. backus isn’t a whole lot better either ! look at the blues roster ….. they are built for destruction, so put away your crying towels or kleenex extra soft people! the puck just cleared BACKASS when SEABROOK made the hit so……… ??? as for the elbow crying : SEABS would have to be about nine foot tall ! GET OVER IT ALREADY ! ever REALLY watch your team operate and think oooooh, maybe they deserve this and more ?

    • stevedurbano - Apr 20, 2014 at 8:16 PM

      Blomefeld, enjoy the playoffs until LA chokes. Don’t you have a video for us?

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