Chicago Blackhawks: Top 5 playoff goals of the decade

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Chicago Blackhawks, Brent Seabrook
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3. Brent Seabrook, Game 7 vs Detroit overtime in 2013

In 2013, Brent Seabrook had one of the greatest moments in Blackhawks’ history. He did something every kid dreams about. Seabrook scored the overtime winning goal in Game 7 against the rival Detroit Red Wings.

The game was tied 1-1 late in the game when Niklas Hjalmarsson scored to make it 2-1 with 1:47 left. That should have been the end of the series. Dramatically, the goal was called off.

Why was the goal called off? Kyle Quincey mauled Brandon Saad and took him down. The referee behind the play blew the whistle and gave both men a two-minute minor. They said that Saad punched up at Quincey, which is why the referee blew the whistle. Questionable.

Imagine if Detroit would have gotten away with a win in that game. It would have been one of the biggest robberies in hockey history. Either way, the poor call didn’t matter. In overtime, Seabrook shot the puck past Jimmy Howard to send the Blackhawks to the Western Conference Finals.

In the series against Detroit, the Blackhawks fell behind 3-1. After being down and out, the Blackhawks battled back to force Game 7. It was the first and only time in the team’s history they came back down 3-1 in a series and won.

This was a great moment for the team. It was like Hossa’s goal in 2010. There was no way this team wasn’t going to win the Stanley Cup after that.

Seabrook would also score a big goal in Game 4 against Boston in the Stanley Cup. That goal was also in overtime. During that playoff run, Seabrook was nicknamed Mr. Overtime. Those two goals are why.