For the third time in four games the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues went to overtime where Patrick Kane scored his third career playoff overtime winner at the 8:43 mark to tie the series at two. Kane had two goals and one assist on the night as the Blackhawks rallied late to force overtime.
Here’s the game winner and celebration courtesy of @myregularface.
And here’s another angle of Kane’s game-winner and the resulting celebration that sent the United Center crowd into a frenzy.
The St. Louis Blues got two goals from Vladimir Tarasenko who leads the NHL with four goals in the playoffs and the Blues overcame a two-goal deficit to take the lead late in the third period. But last year’s postseason darling came through in the clutch for the Blackhawks as Bryan Bickell redirected a Michal Rozsival shot tied it with 3:52 remaining.
The Blackhawks got on the board first after a scoreless first period that was largely dominated by them on a power play goal from Andrew Shaw with assists going to Jonathan Toews and Kane at the 8:40 mark of the second period.
The Blackhawks netted a second goal seven and a half minutes later on Kane’s second goal of the series off a beautiful cross-ice pass from Johnny Oduya split two Blues as Kane did the rest to beat Ryan Miller.
However, that lead was short-lived as the Blues continues their penchant for last-minute goals as Vladimir Tarasenko scored on the power play less than three minutes after Kane’s goal and 65 seconds later Maxim Lapierre scored with less than five seconds on the clock to tie it at 2 to close the second period.
Game 5 is on Friday at 7:00 p.m. CT from Scottrade Center in St. Louis and you can watch on the NBC Sports Network.