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Seabrook puts pressure on himself to bounce back

May 28, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

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Defenseman Brent Seabrook was one of the Chicago Blackhawks’ best players in the first two rounds of the playoffs, but that hasn’t been the case against the Los Angeles Kings, who have a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Final.

“I’ve got to be better,” Seabrook asserted after Chicago’s 5-2 loss on Monday, per “I was out there for both of those [power-play] goals.

“I’ve got to be better in those situations to help out [goalie Corey Crawford], help out everybody on the ice and we have to get the job done. That’s a big part of the series.”

Los Angeles was two-for-three with the man advantage in Game 4, but he feels he needs to do more in “every facet of the game” and not just when it comes to killing penalties.

He’s not the only Blackhawks player that has come up short lately. Their top line wasn’t anything special on Monday and no one has managed to adequately fill the role of the team’s second-line center.

Los Angeles deserves plenty of credit for outplaying the Blackhawks too. If they are going to overcome the Kings, their top players will have to rise to the challenge.

  1. McFaddensPulledHammy - May 28, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    He must have watched the game back on TV because he sucked.

  2. r8rbhawk - May 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Seabs had a terrible game 4 against Detroit last year and then was able to return to form in games 5-7. Let’s hope he is able to do the same this year.

  3. slysipops - May 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    it’s NOW or never…….and not much NOW LEFT BOYS !

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