Look, just about no one will count out the Chicago Blackhawks, especially after they shrank the St. Louis Blues’ lead to 2-1 just moments ago.
Plenty of skeptics have been mocking the Blues about possibly squandering their quick start in Game 7 even when they just went up 1-0 and then 2-0.
Still … it’s better to start strong than to meander out of the gate, right?
As you can see in the video above, the Blues scored very early into the first period via a Jori Lehtera deflection.
Colton Parayko boomed a thunderous shot for a 2-0 lead, and things were looking good for St. Louis. Of course, it couldn’t be that simple.
Marian Hossa looked terrifying for the Blues late in the first, scoring a goal to make it 2-1 and nearly tied things up going into the intermission.
Long story short: don’t be shocked if this decisive contest features plenty of other twists and turns.