Brent Seabrook's OT Goal Carries Blackhawks Past Red Wings
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013
Brent Seabrook scored 3:35 into overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks completed a comeback from a 3-1 series deficit with a 2-1 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinal at United Center.
A hit by Dave Bolland allowed Seabrook to skate in and flick a wrister past Jimmy Howard, carrying the Blackhawks to a best-of-seven affair with defending champion Los Angeles Kings.
"It bounced off one of our guys or one of their guys, it just shot out," Seabrook said. "I felt like I had a lot of room. I just tried to shoot it.
Patrick Sharp scored his seventh goal of the playoffs while Corey Crawford recorded 26 saves for the Blackhawks, who became the 21st team to recover from a 3-1 deficit and win a series.
The win also marked the first time that Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has beaten the Red Wings in the playoffs. He is 1-5 against Detroit.
Henrik Zetterberg scored his fourth goal of the playoffs while Howard finished with 33 saves for the Red Wings, who squandered a 3-1 series lead for the third time in franchise history.
The Red Wings went 0-for-2 on the power play. They were 1-for-24 in the series (4.2 percent) against the top penalty-killing team in the NHL during the playoffs (40-for-41, 97.6 percent).
Sharp opened scoring at 1:08 of the second period, receiving a pass from Marian Hossa before smacking the puck from a sharp angle past Howard.
In the third period, Zetterberg tied the game at 1-1 at the 26-second mark. Gustav Nyquist made a nice pass over defenseman Johnny Oduya to Zetterberg, who fired the puck into an open net as Crawford barely moved.
With 1:49 left in regulation, Nicklas Hjalmarsson entered the zone and blasted in a shot but it was immediately waved off because referee Stephen Walkom was in the process of calling coincidental minor penalties for roughing to Kyle Quincey and Brandon Saad.
The winner of this series will face the victor between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final. It is the first time since 1945 and only the second time ever that the NHL's final four will feature the four most recent Cup winners.
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