The NHL is reviewing Brent Seabrook's hit on David Backes that occurred at 15:19 of the third period in Game 2 of the first-round series between the Blackhawks and Blues.
Not surprising news at all. The Blackhawks defenseman leveled Backes, who did not have the puck and was in a vulnerable position behind the net, with a high hit, connecting with his head. Seabrook was given fiven minutes for charging and a game misconduct, while Backes looked wobbly and departed from the game. The Blues would tie the game up on the power play with 6.4 seconds remaining and win it 4-3 in overtime.
Brian Gibbons was injured after he hit Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen in the middle of the first period.
Gibbons scored twice -- his first postseason goals -- in a matter of 2:26 of ice time. He went to the dressing room after a hit on Johansen around the 11:26 mark and did not return to the bench for the second period. Gibbons had 17 points with the Penguins and 30 points in the AHL this season.
Kevin Shattenkirk propelled the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 overtime victory over Chicago in Game 2 on Saturday.
He registered a goal and two assists in the match. Shattenkirk played 27 minutes in the contest and 11:13 of that ice time came on the power play. Barret Jackman netted the game-winning 5:50 into the extra session, while Vladimir Tarasenko and Chris Porter also scored for the Blues in the win. Vladimir Sobotka picked up two helpers in the contest.
Ryan Miller stopped 23 of 26 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over Chicago in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.
He allowed two goals on seven shots in the third period, but his teammates bailed him out with a game-tying marker with just seven seconds remaining in regulation. Miller has had some anxious moments in the series, but he has played well for spurts as well. The Blues have a 2-0 series lead.
Corey Crawford dropped another 4-3 overtime decision to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon.
This time it took only one extra session for the Blues to score the winner. Crawford was excellent in the contest, while stopping 21 shots, but the Hawks couldn't hold off the Blues for a second straight playoff game. As a result, they will return home with a 2-0 series hole to dig themselves out of.
Duncan Keith scored in Chicago's 4-3 overtime loss to St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.
The Blackhawks' defense corps has accounted for five of the team's six goals in the series so far. Brent Seabrook concluded the match with a goal and a helper, while Michal Rozsival had other Chicago tally in the loss. The Hawks got some contributions from their forward group with winger Brandon Saad assisting on two goals in the contest.
Dan DeKeyser shrugged of Milan Lucic's spear to his groin area.
"I'm fine, it just happened, it's something that happens during the game and you deal with it," DeKeyser said. "Every now and then emotions run high during the game and stuff happens." The Detroit defenseman said he didn't even know who was responsible for the incident until after the game when he saw the replay.
David Backes didn't start overtime with his regular wingers.
It's unclear if he'll be able to return to Saturday's contest after he was rocked on a hit by Chicago's Brent Seabrook. The incident occurred at the 15:09 mark of the third period. Steve Ott opened the extra session between T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen. We can only speculate at this time, but consider him day-to-day with an "upper-body injury."