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David Backes Leaves Game Two Following Seabrook Headshot (GIF)


Game Two between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks had a nasty tone in the third period, and Brent Seabrook boiled things over with a brutal headshot on David Backes in the third period of action.

With the puck in his feet, the Blues captain attempted to tack the puck down in the corner of the offensive zone. Seabrook made a hard line for Backes, and drove his elbow into his head. Here’s a look at the hit.

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Backes didn’t return by the end of the third period, but Seabrook was given a five-minute major for making the head the principal point of contact. It took the Blues some time to make the Blackhawks pay the price, but Vladimir Tarasenko was able to tie the game with less than seven seconds left while still skating with an extra man.

Here’s a screen cap of the hit that put St. Louis on the lengthy power play in the first place.

This game is headed to overtime, and there’s no reason to believe that the series won’t play out entirely in this lengthy, drawn out and tough fashion.

(H/T to Pete Blackburn for the GIF.)

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  • Ben

    Why doesn’t he get a suspension equal to the number of games Backes is out. That’s fair. When you take out another teams player and you are back on the ice before the injured player is it payed off to do it. How many games could be decided by one two or even three key players are taken out by cheap shots just to have your players back on the ice after a short suspension.