Discuss: Seabrook wins it for Blackhawks in OT


Aside from the Chicago Blackhawks and their fans, referee Stephen Walkom must be the happiest person in the United Center on Wednesday.

After blowing a play that lead to a go-ahead goal dead in the third period, Walkom got to wipe some sweat off his brow after Brent Seabrook scored the OT-winner to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 series win against the Detroit Red Wings. Let’s chat about it.

  • Does a Blackhawks win make that disallowed goal more of a footnote or will hockey fans point to it as one of the all-time blunders anyway?
  • The Red Wings might have given up a 3-1 series lead, but they still pushed the Blackhawks within a goal of being eliminated. Still, some wonder if Detroit is finally fading after all these years of dominance. Should GM Ken Holland rebuild in any form? If so, how much?
  • Are you impressed with Corey Crawford and/or Jimmy Howard after this second-round series? Neither netminder was a hockey household name, yet both acquitted themselves masterfully.
  • Seabrook has generated a lot of criticism lately. Will that huge goal get people off of his back?
  • Both conference finals feature top seed vs. fourth seed matchups with high-profile teams. Which series are you looking forward to the most?
  • So, who do you got: the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Blackhawks or the defending champion Los Angeles Kings?
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