On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History- OT Classic

By Keith Schultz

Mar 5, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (right) and right wing Patrick Kane (left) warm up before the game against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks wear Marian Hossa

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On April 24, 2010 at the United Center the Blackhawks won their most dramatic game outside of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals in a tide turning series win against the Nashville Predators.  In the always important Game 5 with the series tied 2-2 the Blackhawks were staring straight into the face of defeat especially when Marian Hossa was given a  major boarding penalty.  With Antti Niemi pulled Patrick Kane scored with 13.6 seconds left to tie the game

As exciting and loud as the United Center was when Kane forced overtime there was still four minutes left on the Hossa penalty.  The Hawks killed off the penalty and then the puck magically found Hossa stick as he left the box for the game winner!

If these series of events don’t happen the Hawks probably don’t win the Cup.  The Kane goal is Game 6 was incedibly exciting, but this had to be by far the most important win of the 16 playoff wins in 2010.

Where were you when Kane knocked in the game tying goal? It’s already been three years but it still feels like yesterday!

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