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Chicago Blackhawks Goosebumps Moments

By JoHannah Lowder

Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks players celebrate with goalie Corey Crawford (50) after game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. The Blackhawks won 3-2 to win the series four games to two. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re looking for goosebumps this Halloween, all you have to do is remember the heart stopping moments that the Chicago Blackhawks faced last spring in the playoffs. If you follow the Blackhawks’ official account on Twitter, you got the highlights of the game as they happened. Here are a few of the more hair-raising tweets that expressed the emotion and significance of the moments.

The first time the Blackhawks faced real adversity last season was in the second round of the playoffs against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was scary. The Blackhawks lost 3 games in a row for the first time and it put them in a giant hole that no one saw coming.

Noticeably absent on the goal sheet was captain Jonathan Toews. When their backs were against the wall in the Game 5 do-or-die, Toews picked a dramatic moment to break through. He scored on the struggling powerplay for his first of the playoffs.  

  One of the biggest moments in the Red Wings series was when Niklas Hjalmarsson scored late in the 3rd period of Game 7, but it was waved off because of activities unrelated to the play.  

We all remember what happened next. The Blackhawks and their fans were frustrated by the “no goal” but came back with a greater focus, playing harder and cheering louder, with determination to win the game and the series. And that’s when Brent Seabrook pulled off his Game 7 overtime heroics Blackhawks fans will never forget.

The 3rd round series against the LA Kings never had Blackhawks fans as concerned as the Red Wings series. If we lived through a Game 7 OT, we could make it through almost anything. But facing the defending Stanley Cup Champions had its challenges and knocking them off in the first elimination game wouldn’t be easy. The Kings tied it with 10 seconds remaining in the 3rd period, and it took 2 overtime periods for Patrick Kane to complete his hat trick and win the game and series.

Game 1 in the Stanley Cup Final started off what would be an amazing, unforgettable series between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. At one point, the Blackhawks were down 3-1 but came back to tie the game and push it to triple overtime. A game like that would end in an unlikely way, from multiple deflections and off of Andrew Shaw‘s dearly beloved shin pads. (Bonus: look at the time this was posted!)  

Speaking of Shaw, he had one of the scarier moments in Game 6 of the Final. He took a puck to the face which briefly knocked him out on the ice. But of course, he would return to the game because he’s like that.

The final 80 seconds of Game 6 were a blur, and even the Blackhawks’ social media couldn’t grasp what happened in those 17 seconds. There was a goal…

…that went something like this.

Then something about Dave Bolland.

And then trying to sort it all out coherently.

This one needs no interpretation. #Goosebumps

Happy Halloween! Which is your favorite goosebumps moment?

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