Comebacks come in all shapes and sizes and the Chicago Blackhawks proved that on Wednesday night with an overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings in a Western Conference Semifinals Game 7 thriller. An Original Six matchup for a spot in the Western Conference Finals was awesome enough, but a 3-1 tilt all the way to Game 7? Now that’s what makes the Stanley Cup Playoffs special.
The No. 1 seed Blackhawks came into the series as heavy favorites and took a 1-0 lead before losing three straight. However, they battled back and ended the seventh-seeded Red Wings’ hopes of an upset and proved that this 87-year-old rivalry is still as lively as ever.
Series that go to Game 7 never disappoint, but this one was a classic. Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford gave up one goal to go along with 27 saves and Brent Seabrook scored his first goal of the postseason three and a half minutes into overtime to set up a showdown with the defending champs for a spot in the Finals.
Chicago may have went undefeated in its first 24 games this year, but the Stanley Cup Playoffs always prove anything is possible, a with a series against the Los Angeles Kings looming, the fun is just beginning.