Detroit Red Wings
With Brent Seabrook’s overtime goal in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals, the Blackhawks have a date with the defending Stanley Cup champions in the Western Conference Finals.
Stephen Walkom owes Brent Seabrook a beer. And a steak. And maybe even his well being.
Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard’s glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night.
As I sit here, nervously awaiting the start of Game 7, I find myself wavering between total confidence and extreme fear and panic.
The Red Wings and Blackhawks meet tonight for a Game 7, for just the third time ever and the first since 1965.
There’s a lot that can be taken away from the Blackhawks’ Game 7 loss to the Canucks in 2011.
If you wanted to go to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoff series between the Blackhawks and the Red Wings, you had to get ready to shell out plenty of money, or gamble that there will be some tickets left for a bit less at the 11th hour.
As the Blackhawks prepare to take on the Red Wings for a crucial Game 7 at the United Center tonight, the NHL has set the schedules for the Eastern & Western Conference Finals.
The United Center has been taken over by four old dudes that will try to bring the roof down tonight — less than 24 hours before the Hawks and Wings square off in their do-or-die Game 7.
Stars are stars and role players, role players. But in these Stanley cup playoffs, the Blackhawks role players are playing like stars.
After the Red Wings’ loss, both The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press shared the same reaction.
With their season on the line, the Blackhawks nearly coughed up their Stanley Cup chances with a dreadful second period.
After three straight games of frustration, it all came together for the Blackhawks Saturday night in a 4-1 win over the Red Wings that kept their season alive.
Jimmy Howard’s cat-quick reflexes in net and easygoing nature out of it are big reasons the Detroit Red Wings are on a roll.
It’s a familiar concern for the Chicago Blackhawks. Especially in the playoffs. Power play production is missing.
Adding insult to injury, the Blackhawks were also forced to deal with questions surrounding the goalie interference call that took away what would have been the game-tying goal in the third period.
It is no longer a shrug-your-shoulders matter.
Following a near-perfect regular season and a first round playoff win over Minnesota, the Blackhawks for the first time are facing adversity.
Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Red Wings was their worst effort since their 24-game points streak ended in Colorado Mar. 8.
Just as the Blackhawks did in Game 1, Detroit took control in the second period and put the game away in the third. Now, the Red Wings have a chance to take the lead when this series between Original Six rivals shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Monday.