Brent Seabrook was given the boot from Game Two after he hit St. Louis Blues forward in the head. It didn’t take the NHL long to clip the play down, and they’ve handed down their discipline. The Chicago Blackhawks will be without one of their top defenders for Games Three, Four and Five.
BREAKING: Brent Seabrook suspended 3 games
— SiriusXM NHL Network (@SiriusXMNHL) April 20, 2014
That’s a stiff penalty to be sure, but folks on Twitter have noticed an interesting interesting about the Department of Player Safety video. Watch and see if you can notice yourself.
The difference between this DOPS video and others that have been released is that it doesn’t once mention the head as the principal point of contact.
In the NHL video for Seabrook suspension, the word “head” isn’t used. In the video for Rupp suspension for hit on Oshie, it’s used 7x. Why?
— Tim McKernan (@tmckernan) April 20, 2014
Just an interesting side note to tack on to the suspension here. The Blues have been mum about Backes’ health, and it’s unclear whether or not he’ll be available for Game Three. Seabrook will be able to return for the ‘Hawks for Game Six—should the series make it to that point.
St. Louis leads Chicago 2-0 as the series shifts to the Madhouse on Madison for the first time during these playoffs.