Blackhawks Win Game 4 Thriller-Tie Series At 2
Lost in the shadows of a dramatic NBA finals, the Stanley Cup finals continues to be a fantastic series between 2 fantastic teams. 3 of the games have now gone to overtime. The latest being a wide open thriller Wednesday night. Brent Seabrook ended the drama at 9:51 giving the Blackhawks the 6-5 win.
This incredible series now moves back to Chicago for a game 5 on Saturday night with the series locked up 2-2. Seabrook ended this amazing back and forth battle with his 3rd goal of the post season.
What Seabrook ended was a game that featured great skill, huge momentum swings, shaky goaltending, and fortunate bounces. To use an over used cliche "this game had everything." That is an apt description for this roller coaster.
The teams combined for 5 goals in just less then 11 minutes during a wild 2nd period. Twice the Hawks looked on the verge of putting this game away early by taking 2 goal leads at 3-1 and 4-2. The 4th goal, a wonderful play by Marcus Kruger came at 15:32 of the 2nd.
Boston battled back over the next 4:43, overlapping the 2nd and 3rd period. Twice it was Patrice Bergeron doing the deal. The teams then exchanged goals 55 seconds apart later in the 3rd. Patrick Sharp for Chicago. Johnny Boychuk for Boston.
Both netminders exchanged brilliant stops with soft moments. Cory Crawford got beat often on the glove side while Tuuka Rask of the Bruins was victimized by juicy rebounds he left out for the taking.
Seabrooks game winner was not a fat rebound but rather a terrific shot by the Hawks defensemen with Rask screened.
Both teams now get 2 days rest, and they could use it. Game 5 returns to NBC at 8:00 p.m. Saturday in Chicago