Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 | Chicago Blackhawks, NHL | No Comments
The Chicago Blackhawks just started off the season and if Monday night is a sign of how this season is going to play out, fans are in for a crazy 2009-2010. The Hawks were down 5-0 early on Monday night against the Calgary Flames, but this did not stop them from what could be the comeback of the year to win. To make things worse for the Flames last year the Blackhawks knocked them out of the playoffs in the first round. With last nights win the Blackhawks have matched the biggest comeback in NHL history, rallying from the five-goal deficit and wining 6-5 on Seabrook’s goal 26 seconds into overtime.
“We weren’t playing our game. Once we did, getting forechecking, getting pucks to the net, we realized we could get back in the game and get a win,” Seabrook said.
The Flames unloaded on goaltender Cristobal Huet in the first period with goals by Dustin Boyd, Eric Nystrom, and Jarome Iginla in a span of 53 seconds, prompting coach Joel Quenneville to pull him for Antti Niemi. Niemi also struggled right off giving up two more goals to let the Flames build up the 5-0 lead. The five goals only took 5:29 on six shots. The hawks never die attitude helped in the second-period with goals from Patrick Kane, Dustin Byfuglien, and Dave Bolland to put them at 5-4. This was the game that fans did not want to miss and if you did you are kicking your self today.