Apr 19, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) is escorted off the ice by linesman Brad Kovachik (71) with a 5 minute penalty and a game misconduct after after a hit on St. Louis Blues center David Backes (not pictured) during the third period in game two of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Looks like Brent Seabrook apologized to David Backes in handshake line (GIF)


The Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues wrapped up their series with the Blackhawks winning four games to two. The series wasn’t with out controversy though, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was suspended three games for a violent hit on Blues center David Backes.

One of the great traditions in hockey is the post series handshake line, a show of respect from both teams after hard fought series and this one was no different. Except it looked like Seabrook paused to make amends with Backes when they shook hands. We can’t hear what they’re saying obviously, but they clearly briefly talked.

It looked like Backes gave him an it is all good pat on the shoulder.

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  • windontree

    As it should be. Seabrook’s really a good guy who makes mistakes every now and then. He does not have a thug mentality like some infamous ones in the league.

  • SactoSteve

    Wish the fans were as forgiving as the players are.

  • Dashley R

    If the situation had been handled differently/better with less smiling, bickering, taunting and chuckling, then maybe the fans wouldn’t mind forgiving and moving forward. I hope nothing bad happens to any Chicago player, but it will never be forgotten.