When a player or coach doesn’t really show up during a Blackhawks game, they get put on the Milk Carton. As most of you know, people’s pictures used to be put at the back of milk cartons when they went missing. So the Milk Carton for the Blackhawks is more about who went missing or played terribly during the game.
The Stat Line
16:33-Time On The Ice
The Player- Brent Seabrook
Why- Brent Seabrook appears on the Milk Carton for one play and one play only, and it took place in the final minute of the contest. For no apparent reason Brent Seabrook decided to make one of the worst pinches at the end of a game you will ever see. Seabrook’s pinch caused a 3 on 1 which Alexander Steen skated down and buried one past Corey Crawford for the 3-2 lead with less than 22 seconds and basically sealed the victory for the Blues.
Seabrook may have been noticeable during most of the game, but one has to wonder what was thinking about in the final minute. Sure, its early in the season and this will sting a bit it’s not the end of the world, and although these kinds of decisions can be afforded Game #3 of the season they cannot continue. At worst it should have been a road point for the Hawks, but they end up pointless and a Divisional Rival picks up 2 points.
Honorable Mention- The Penalty Kill needs work going 1/2 on the evening. The pairings were interesting with Michal Handzus out there for taking draws but it was Joakim Nordstrom giving too much space which led to a David Backes power play goal.
Who do you think should have been on the Milk Carton?
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